DALLAS, W. Va., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Midstream Services recently completed a significant compressor upgrade project at its Majorsville compressor station in Dallas, West Virginia. The project consisted of the replacement of four vintage Ingersoll Rand KVG412 compressors, installed in 1956, with four new CAT 3606 engines using Ariel JGC4 compressors.
Installation of the new compressors has augmented capacity at the plant by 1800 horsepower, not only increasing reliability to customers, but providing the opportunity to increase throughput by 70-80 million cubic feet per day, doubling the previous volume of natural gas delivery.
"Infrastructure needs are increasing as the natural gas industry continues to grow in West Virginia and Pennsylvania," said Chad Zamarin, Chief Operating Officer of NiSource Midstream Services. "NiSource Midstream Services is committed to providing safe and reliable midstream services to Appalachian producers. This investment is just one example of how we are focused on providing the most reliable and flexible services for our customers. With over 100 years of operating experience in the Appalachian Basin, we are proud to continue our investments in the region through the responsible development and expansion of our customer focused gas gathering, processing and transportation services."
The Majorsville gathering system and compressor station was developed as part of the first integrated gathering and processing system serving Marcellus production in southwest Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. During the project, NiSource Midstream Services repurposed existing assets to meet customers' needs and expedited the gathering and delivery of approximately 250,000 dekatherms of Marcellus gas production per day.The Majorsville system allows the gathering and delivery of liquid-rich Marcellus gas from Washington County in Pennsylvania and from Marshall County in West Virginia to the MarkWest Liberty Majorsville processing plant. Residue gas from the processing plant is delivered by NiSource Midstream Services into both the Columbia Gas and Texas Eastern interstate pipeline systems. About NiSource Midstream Services NiSource Midstream Services (NMS) is a wholly-owned entity of NiSource Inc., a Fortune 500 energy utility company. One of the Columbia Pipeline Group companies, NiSource Midstream Services was formed to provide specific natural gas producer services, including gathering, treatment, conditioning, processing and liquids handling with a focus on the Appalachian Basin. NiSource Midstream Services is focused on meeting the infrastructure needs of both conventional and shale gas producers in a cost-effective, safe and reliable manner. About Columbia Pipeline Group As units of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), the CPG companies include Columbia Gas Transmission, Columbia Gulf Transmission, Crossroads Pipeline, Central Kentucky Transmission and Hardy Storage. Combined with CPG's operation of Millennium Pipeline Company, the CPG companies operate about 15,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline and 37 storage fields, delivering over 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas per year. For more information about Columbia Pipeline Group, please visit www.columbiapipelinegroup.com. Connect with CPG on Facebook at www.facebook.com/columbiapipelinegroup. SOURCE NiSource Midstream Services
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