Aspen Midstream, LLC (“Aspen”) announced the company is constructing a large diameter natural gas pipeline and gas gathering system in the Austin Chalk play in Texas. Aspen Midstream’s Austin Chalk system currently spans from Fayette, Washington, Austin and Waller counties in Texas, with planned expansions into Burleson, Brazos and Colorado counties.
The system has approximately 150,000 acres of land dedications from multiple producers. Aspen is engaged in discussions with other producers about additional dedications. The system is expected to be in service by the third quarter of 2019.
The initial system will consist of more than 90 miles of 10- to 20-inch gas gathering mainlines, treating facilities, a cryogenic processing plant with the capacity to process 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d), and a residue gas pipeline to Katy, Texas.
Aspen Midstream expects to expand its Austin Chalk System by adding additional gathering, cryogenic processing and treating facilities as necessary and is engaged in discussions with the area’s producers to determine future needs.
The Austin Chalk system currently consists of the following assets:
- Approximately 21 miles of high pressure large diameter gathering pipelines
- Four amine treating plants with over 900 gpm of amine treating capacity
Aspen Midstream has initiated the installation of a new 200 MMcf/d cryogenic processing train at the Battle Horse facility and kicked off construction of approximately 60 miles of 30-inch transmission pipe connecting the Austin Chalk and surrounding area to the Katy Market. An additional 72 miles of rich high-pressure gathering and 15 miles of lean high-pressure gathering is planned to be built throughout 2019 and into 2020.
Braun & Gresham is representing landowners affected by this pipeline, and will be providing updates on the route and project status as we learn more. If your property may be affected, or you have been contacted by a condemning authority, call us now at 512-894-5426. As an affected landowner, you do not have to accept the first offer or terms! Call us to schedule a free, 30-minute consultation to learn more about how Braun & Gresham, PLLC can help protect your land.