Texas NGL Processing Plant Expands Capabilities, Production

To supplement its NGL processing plants, Southcross controls and operates more than 2,100 miles of gas pipeline. (image: southcrossenergy.com)

Southcross Energy, a major midstream natural gas gathering, processing and treatment company based in Dallas, announced today it’ll be expanding its liquids-rich production to 335 million cubic feet of gas per day at its South Texas facility. Southcross also plans to build an entirely new processing plant, its largest yet, in Refugio County, while increasing efficiency and capacity at its plant in San Patricio County.

“We are pleased to make extensive improvements to our gas processing and liquids-handling capability to serve producers operating in the Eagle Ford Shale area, as well as improve processing services to our existing customers,” said David Biegler, Southcross Chairman and CEO.

The new plant in Refugio County near Woodsboro should be ready for operation next year, complete with the latest technology and equipment. And, officials expect the newly improved and retrofitted San Patricio County plant to increase its capabilities by bettering extraction efficiency. The goal, Southcross stated, is to provide producers with more options for residue gas disposition, to improve connections to the local market in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.

“These processing plant projects mesh well with the major pipeline extension we are constructing to McMullen County,” Biegler added. “The Eagle Ford Shale is the most actively drilled U.S. shale play today, and we are expanding Southcross’ strategically located pipeline and processing assets to participate in this growth.”