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Copano Energy, L.L.C. plans to expand processing facilities at its Houston Central complex, located in Colorado County, in response to producer demand in the Eagle Ford Shale play.

Dallas-based Regency Partners LP seems as though it was destined for success as a midstream operator. Regency owns 5,252 miles of gathering pipeline, eight active midstream-operated treating/processing plants and 790,000 horsepower of third-party revenue-generating compression.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has entered into long-term fee-based agreements with multiple producers, including Rosetta Resources Operating LP, SM Energy Co., and a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corp., to provide natural gas gathering, processing, and liquids services from the Eagle Ford Shale.

DCP Midstream, LLC, headquartered in Denver, leads the midstream segment as one of the top three gatherers and processors of natural gas in the U.S. and as the largest natural gas liquids producer and one of the largest NGL marketers in the nation.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. plan to form a 50/50 joint venture to design and construct a crude oil pipeline from Cushing, OK to Houston.

The Bakken, one of the best-known oil producing shale plays in North America, is responsible for a renaissance on the Northern Great Plains as oil prices stay above $100 per barrel and significantly increased oil and gas production brings record-breaking levels of wealth and investment into the region.

Denali, the Alaska Gas Pipeline, announced May 17 that its open season efforts have not resulted in the customer commitments necessary to continue work on its Alaska North Slope gas pipeline project, which has an overall estimated capital cost of $35 billion (2009 dollars).

Nicor Inc.’s subsidiary Central Valley Gas Storage L.L.C. has begun the construction phase of its planned natural gas storage facilities located in Colusa County, CA.

Since the 2008 discovery of Hawkville Field in south Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale has experienced a tremendous amount of activity. In less than three years, the shale play has become a significant portion of the region’s economy.

Advertisers from the print edition of Pipeline & Gas Journal, May 2011, Vol. 238 No. 5.