Formed In December 2012 Blue Racer Midstream is a $1.5 billion joint venture between Caiman Energy II, LLC and Dominion (NYSE: D) dedicated to providing Utica Shale producers with midstream services and the ability to receive the highest value for their products. Known for its speed, the blue racer snake is indigenous to Ohio and the source of our name. With midstream assets already strategically located in the heart of the Utica and a robust expansion plan in place, Blue Racer's services include gathering, processing, fractionation, and natural gas liquids transportation and marketing. Blue Racer's management team has a strong history of rapid execution and the necessary capital, we are dedicated to keeping pace with producers drilling schedules in the Utica.
Dominion contributed existing midstream assets to Blue Racer including 500 miles of Dominion East Ohio gathering lines that span the Utica Shale, the Natrium Processing Plant in Marshall County, West Virginia, and a Dominion Transmission pipeline connecting Natrium to the Dominion East Ohio gathering system. Caiman’s contribution includes $800 million in equity capital commitments and the experience and expertise required to manage and expand Dominion’s asset base.
Our Natrium complex in Marshall County West Virginia houses a 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) cryogenic processing plant and a 36,000 barrel per day (Bbls/d) fractionator. Immediate expansion plans include construction of the Western Connector pipeline, the addition of Natrium II, a second 200 MMcf/d processing plant, and 59,000 Bbl/s in fractionation capacity at Natrium by the end of Q1 2014. Construction of an additioonal 200 MMcf/d processing plant is underway at our Berne complex in Monroe County, Ohio. Berne I is expected to come online in Summer 2014. Additional processing facilities are expected at our Petersburg complex in Mahoning County, Ohio. The Natrium, Berne and Petersburg sites are large enough to accommodate 1 Bcf/d in processing capacity as activity in the play expands. Blue Racer is exploring an additional plant in Harrison County, Ohio (the Lewis facility) and will add a 60-mile ethane pipeline to Atex when that system is completed.