Energy Transfer Partners Building 100 Miles of Rich Gas Pipeline

July 2015, Vol.242, No. 7

Energy Transfer Partners has entered into long-term gas gathering, processing, and fractionation agreements with EdgeMarc Energy. To facilitate these agreements, ETP has purchased 20 miles of high-pressure pipeline from EdgeMarc and will build a new cryogenic gas processing plant, a new fractionator and additional gas gathering pipelines.

ETP plans to construct 100 miles of high-pressure 24- and 30-inch rich gas pipeline providing a gathering system capacity in excess of 440 MMcfd. The Revolution Pipeline originates in Butler County, PA and will extend to ETP’s Revolution Plant, a new cryogenic gas processing plant to be constructed in Western Pennsylvania.

The Revolution Plant is expected to be in-service by the second quarter of 2017 and will allow for processing growth for additional third-party gas.

The residue gas from this plant will be delivered into ETP’s Rover interstate pipeline for deliveries to downstream markets. The (NGLs will be delivered to Sunoco Logistics’ (SXL) Mariner East pipeline system for delivery to domestic and export markets.

As a result, this new system and associated facilities provide attractive incremental revenue benefits to both the Rover pipeline and SXL’s Mariner East pipeline system, while at the same time providing flow assurance for natural gas and associated NGLs from well head to end markets for producers in these areas.

The project also includes a fractionation facility that will be constructed at SXL’s Marcus Hook Industrial Complex in Marcus Hook, PA. The fractionation facility is expected to be placed in-service by the second quarter of 2017.

The expected capital cost for the pipeline system and the associated facilities, which will be supported by long-term fee-based agreements, is $1.5 billion.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with ETP. This project provides us with an effective gathering and processing solution for our approximately 500 laterals that will be drilled to access rich gas from the stacked Devonian and Marcellus shale formations located in Butler County, Pennsylvania and enables access to highly coveted markets for our residue gas and NGLs,” said Chuck VanAllen, CEO of EdgeMarc Energy.

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