IMG Midstream to bypass pipeline constraints by constructing small gas electric plants throughout the tri-state area

Recognizing that pipeline constraints are preventing traditional shallow well owners from getting their gas to buyers, IMG (formerly Iron Mountain Generation) Midstream, a Pennsylvania-based startup, developed a plan to "use local gas to make electricity that would be sold to the grid and fed back to local utilities," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. In the time since the plan was developed, the same issue began stifling Marcellus shale companies, as well. Backed by New York-based private equity firm Bregal Energy, IMG now has a dozen small plants in development that will convert locally sourced natural gas into electricity for redistribution in the area. IMG anticipates it will sell its power to the PJM Interconnection market, and hopes to spread these plants across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio once the design has been perfected, the article said.

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