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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blue Racer Shelves Plans For Mahoning County Processing Plant

Insufficient production prompts
Blue Racer to back away from plans
for processor in Petersburg
From Business Journal Daily:
Blue Racer Midstream LLC has shelved plans to construct a multimillion-dollar natural gas processor in southeastern Mahoning County, one of the company's top executives said Thursday. 
"I wouldn't say it's out of the question at some point in the future, but it certainly is at this particular point in time," remarked Scott Williams, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Blue Racer. 
Williams was among a host of speakers who addressed the Hart Energy Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference here yesterday. 
Initially, Blue Racer laid out plans to construct a midstream network that included expansions of its existing processing plant in Natrium, W.Va., and the construction of three additional cryogenic plants in Berne, Lewis and Petersburg in Ohio. 
Williams said that its Berne cryogenic plan in Monroe County, Ohio, is operational and that Blue Racer expects to add a capacity of 200 million cubic feet per day. Plans to construct another processing plant in Lewis in Harrison County are also moving forward. 
However, Blue Racer -- a $1.5 billion joint venture between Dominion and Caiman Energy II -- has pulled back from the Petersburg project in the northern tier of the Utica, an area Williams confirms hasn't yet delivered sufficient oil and gas production.
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