REX Pipeline Adds Yet More Capacity, Now Flowing Extra 450 MMcf/d

Last Wednesday MDN (via a story from NGI) brought you the good news that the Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) had begun to flow an extra 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas from East to West along the pipeline–moving more Utica and Marcellus gas from Ohio to places like the Chicago area (see Reversed REX Pipeline Goes from 1.8 Bcf to 2.0 Bcf). REX previously filed a plan with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to add another 800 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of capacity along the reversed portion of the pipeline. In late November, FERC gave REX the go-ahead to start additional compressors added at three locations along the route. The plan is to have all of the extra 800 MMcf/d flowing by the end of this year. On Wednesday, as we noted, 200 MMcf/d of additional capacity kicked in. Then on Friday, NGI reported another 250 MMcf/d was added, meaning 450 MMcf/d was added to REX’s capacity in a single week. That’s another 450 MMcf/d of yummy, clean-burning fracked Utica/Marcellus shale gas flowing to the Midwest that wasn’t a week ago. We love it when a plan comes together…

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