Meritage Scoops Up Thunder Creek Gas Services

October 2013, Vol. 240 No. 10

Meritage Midstream Services II LLC has acquired 100% ownership of Thunder Creek Gas Services LLC from Devon Energy Corp. and PVR Partners LP.

Established in 1998, Thunder Creek owns and operates natural gas gathering, treating and processing assets in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, including more than 500 miles of high- and low-pressure gas gathering pipelines, three natural gas treating facilities, compression and gas processing facilities, and various NGL and condensate handling facilities.

“The Thunder Creek system is a great addition to the significant midstream footprint we are building in one of the country’s most exciting emerging shale basins,” said Meritage CEO Steve Huckaby.

Meritage is also developing the Black Thunder Terminal, a joint venture with Arch Coal. Located in Campbell County, WY at Arch Coal’s Black Thunder mining complex, the terminal will provide storage, blending and rail loading services for crude oil and condensate produced in the basin. Meritage plans to expand the Thunder Creek gathering system to provide pipeline service to the terminal.