Blue Racer planning fifth processing plant in Utica shale play

Blue Racer Midstream LLC is planning a fifth cryogenic processing plant in the Utica shale play as natural gas drillers prepare to ramp up activity again, reports the Dallas Business Journal. The Dallas-based company’s fourth Utica shale processing plant was commissioned recently in Monroe County, Ohio, but the fifth was delayed about six months when commodity prices fell, a Blue Racer executive told the newspaper. Blue Racer will have capacity to handle 1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas once the fifth plant comes online in the first half of 2016. No location has been chosen yet. For more, read the full story.