Marshall County gets more Processing, Fractionation Plant

by Nicole Good on January 22, 2012

Caiman Energy was recently slapped with a $224,000 fine.  The offending incident occurred last year, when a subcontractor of theirs improperly constructed a stream crossing involved with pipeline construction.  ”A sludge blanket” was the result of the stream pollution.

Despite this, a spokeswoman of Caiman said that the company, “believes in respect for people and the environment.”  So hopefully Caiman will do a better job at choosing its subcontractors for its planned investments in processing infrastructure.

In Marshall County, Caiman Energy currently has the capacity to process 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.  The company plans to increase that to 920 million cubic feet of gas per day by the end of 2013.  This would involve improving their Fort Beeler cryogenic plant, as well as building a new plant. In addition to this, they’re planning a fractionation facility along the Ohio River which will be able to separate 42,000 barrels of ethane daily by October 2012.  Until a cracker plant is built in Appalachia, the ethane will be put in a pipline to Canada.

Read the full article in the Wheeling Intelligencer…

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