Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners plans a $1.5 billion expansion of natural gas pipeline operations in western Pennsylvania. The 440 MMcf/d capacity project will support long-term midstream agreements with EdgeMarc Energy. EdgeMarc has drilled over 20 wells and has over 25,000 acres under lease in Butler County. As part of the deal, Energy Transfer is acquiring EdgeMarc’s Constellation pipeline in Butler County.
The project is an expansion of the Revolution pipeline that starts in Butler County and will extend to ETP’s Revolution plant. In addition, Energy Transfer plans to build 100 miles of high-pressure, rich-gas gathering lines. The pipelines will be 24 and 30 inches and will feed into a new cryogenic processing plant to be built in southwestern Pennsylvania. The plant is expected in service by the second quarter of 2017, the company said.