Company wants to run NGL pipelines under Ohio River

Denver-based Energy Storage Ventures hopes to connect three pipelines running beneath the Ohio River to its new natural gas liquids (NGL) storage facility in eastern Ohio by 2019, reports the Review in East Liverpool. The newspaper says two of the pipelines would carry ethane, propane and butane from the Blue Racer Natrium processing plant in northern West Virginia to the Mountaineer NGL Storage facility near Clarington, Ohio, while the third would send salt brine from the storage facility to a chlorine plant in Marshall County, West Virginia. Speaking at a recent panel discussion organized by West Virginia University, Energy Storage President David Hooker said his company wants to use salt caverns for NGL storage, with each capable of holding 500,000 barrels of ethane, butane or propane, according to the Review. For more, read the full story.

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