The Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio is one of the fastest growing natural gas production areas in North America. It is part of the Upper Ordovician organic-rich black shale with thickness typically ranging from 150 to 350 feet. The thermal maturity windows are well defined within the Ohio Utica, shifting from dry gas in the east to the liquids-rich window in the west. Drilling activity is currently concentrated within the core area of eastern Ohio along the wet to dry gas trend. As a number of processing plants, including our assets, have been built and brought into service, more natural gas is being gathered from wells and processed to meet pipeline specifications, allowing natural gas to flow on interstate pipelines.
Blue Racer’s gathering system, located in southeastern Ohio and the panhandle of West Virginia, primarily handles natural gas produced from the liquids-rich portions of the Utica Shale and the southwestern portion of the Marcellus Shale and currently consists of more than 700 miles of natural gas gathering, NGL and condensate pipelines.
Blue Racer’s Natrium Complex is located in Marshall County, West Virginia and currently consists of three cryogenic natural gas processing plants, each of which has 200 MMcf/d of nameplate processing capacity. Blue Racer owns sufficient acres at its Natrium Complex to add multiple additional processing plants. Blue Race's Natrium Complex processes rich natural gas from both the Utica Shale and the Marcellus Shale.
Blue Racer’s Berne Complex is located in Monroe County, Ohio, and currently consists of two cryogenic natural gas processing plants, each of which has 200 MMcf/d of nameplate processing capacity. Blue Racer owns sufficient acreage at its Berne Complex to accommodate a third processing plant should it choose to construct an additional plant on that site in the future. Blue Racer’s Berne Complex processes rich natural gas from the Utica Shale.
- 700 miles of gathering, NGL and condensate pipeline
- 1 Billion cf/d of nameplate processing capacity
- 134,000 Bbls/d of fractionation capacity
- 12,500 Bbls/d of condensate stabilization capacity
BRM (Assets Under Construction)
- 200 MMcf/d of processing capacity