Access Midstream To Expand Utica East Ohio Midstream Service Complex

July 2014, Vol. 241, No. 7

Access Midstream Partners, L.P. plans a major expansion of the Utica East Ohio (UEO) midstream service complex in eastern Ohio. The expansion will increase UEO’s nameplate capacity to 1 Bcf/d and allows for a processing capacity of over 1.1 Bcf/d. UEO is a joint venture owned 49% by Access Midstream, 30% by M3 Midstream LLC and 21% by EV Energy Partners, L.P.

The company says additional capacity is needed to meet new commitments from existing customers Chesapeake Energy, Total Gas & Power North America, Enervest Ltd. and new customer, American Energy – Utica, LLC, an affiliate of American Energy Partners, LP. These new commitments are expected to increase UEO’s ultimate throughput by 70% over existing commitment levels.

The UEO complex will provide gathering, compression and dehydration services for American Energy – Utica. The new long-term agreement between UEO and American Energy – Utica includes a 145,000-acre area of mutual interest, installation of 50 miles of gathering pipeline and compression services.

The UEO expansion will include construction of a second processing train at the Leesville, OH facility and extension of an existing high-pressure pipeline from UEO’s Harrison Hub to Cardinal Gas Services’ Archer compression facility in Harrison County. Services will be added at Harrison Hub, including downstream liquids interconnects and expanded propane and butane storage