Ryckman Creek Gas Storage On Fast Track In Western Rockies

August 2012, Vol. 239 No. 8

A view of the Canadian Rockies. Image: Flickr user Abspires40.

Ryckman Creek Resources, LLC, wholly owned subsidiary of Peregrine Midstream Partners LLC, began gas injections at its high-deliverability, multi-cycle (HDMC) Ryckman Creek Gas Storage Facility in southwestern Wyoming near the Opal Hub.

Construction of the 35 Bcf site began last September. First gas injections from Northwest Pipeline began May 1 followed by gas injections from Overthrust Pipeline several days later.

 Ryckman Creek will have interconnections with five interstate pipelines, all of which are connected to the Opal Hub, including Questar, Ruby and Kern River in addition to Northwest and Overthrust. Gas injections from the various pipeline interconnections will follow in phases as each interconnect becomes operational, until reservoir commissioning and pad gas injections have been completed this summer. Commercial operations are to start by Sept. 1 with the first injections of customer gas.