Copano Energy LLC will add 400,000Mcf per day of cryogenic processing capacity at its Houston Central complex in Colorado County, Texas, to meet producer demand in the Eagle Ford shale play. Total processing capacity at the complex will be 1.0 Bcf per day with the expansion. Capital spending for the expansion and facility associated to the expansion is anticipated to be USD$190 million and is expected to be in service in the middle of 2014.
Copano has executed a long-term, fee-based gathering and processing agreement with a major producer in the Eagle Ford play which will support the expansion combined with previously announced producer commitments.
A previously announced expansion play for an initial 400,000Mcf per day cryogenic processing expansion at the complex is expected to be in service at the beginning of 2013.