Plains All American Expanding Eagle Ford Fractionation & Condensate Stabilization

PAA Will Spend $120 Million and Bring the Facilities Online in Q2 2015
Plains All American Eagle Ford Assets

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Plains All American plans to spend $120 million to construct a new natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator and expand its condensate stabilization facility in South Texas.

The new fractionator  will be located near the company’s Gardendale facilities in La Salle County, TX.

The fractionator is supported by third party commitments and will have capacity of 15,000 b/d of Y-Grade and off-spec Y-Grade products. [Read more…]

Plains & Enterprise Announce Eagle Ford JV Pipeline Expansion

Partners Will Spend $120 Million to Increase Capacity to 470,000 b/d
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Plains All American and Enterprise Products are planning a $120 million expansion of the Eagle Ford JV Pipeline system. The expansion will increase the pipeline’s capacity to 470,000 b/d of light and medium crude grades, as well as increase storage capacity in Corpus Christi, Gardendale, and Tilden by 2.3 million barrels. [Read more…]

Enterprise Products Third Yoakum Processing Plant Online, Volumes Up

NGL Production Up 532% Over The Past Year
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Enterprise Product Partners brought its third cryogenic processing plant in Yoakum, TX, online in March and is reaping the benefits. Natural gas processing volumes are up 38% and NGL production is up 532% from one year ago in South Texas. [Read more…]

Plains All American Planning Cactus Pipeline – McCamey to Gardendale

Permian Crude Will Access Rail, Barge, and Pipeline Outlets From Gardendale
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Plains All American Pipeline announced a new $350 million pipeline that will move 200,000 b/d of crude oil from the Permian Basin into the Eagle Ford region. The Cactus Pipeline will be a 310-mile, 20-inch crude oil pipeline from McCamey, TX, to the Gardendale Area in La Salle County, TX. [Read more…]

Plains All American – Chesapeake Reach Deal for Eagle Ford Gathering – $125 Million

The Deal is the Second of the Day Involving CHK's Eagle Ford Midstream Assets
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Plains All American (PAA) added another deal to Chesapeake’s list of midstream sales. The companies agreed to a $125 million deal for crude oil and condensate gathering assets located in Webb and Dimmit counties. This follows a Chesapeake deal with Access Midstream Partners for $2.16 billion that also included Eagle Ford assets.

The assets include 40 miles of crude oil and condensate gathering lines with capacity to move 50,000 b/d, 150,000 bbls of storage capacity, 300,000 bbls of storage capacity under construction, and a truck unloading terminal.

Chesapeake also made acreage dedications including future production as part of the sale (CHK’s Eagle Ford acreage is highlighted in the map above). The gathering assets will now connect with PAA’s existing assets in the area.

CHK’s CEO Aubrey McClendon made the following comment as part of a press release related to a larger midstream package:

“We are pleased to announce further progress towards our asset sale goals for 2012-13. We look forward to completing additional asset sales and achieving our goals of strengthening our balance sheet, tightening our asset focus and increasing returns to shareholders.”

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Plains All American is Buying US Dev Group’s Eagle Ford Crude Terminal

Plains Adds 40,000 b/d of Rail Capacity at the Gardendale Railroad
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P lains All American Pipeline (PAA) has reached a $500 million deal to buy four rail facilities from U.S. Development Group. One of those facilities is part of the Gardendale Rail System near Cotulla, TX.

The four facilities are rail terminals:

The three crude terminals have daily loading capacity of 85,000 b/d and the rail terminal at St. James has unloading capacity of 140,000 b/d. An unloading facility is also planned for Bakersfield California. [Read more…]