News

December 2016

East Cheyenne Gas Storage Facility Hits New Peak Withdrawal Record

Midstream Energy Holdings, the developer of the East Cheyenne Gas Storage facility, located in Logan County, Colorado, today announced an operational milestone in its mission to provide flexible and needed gas storage services to the Rocky Mountain region. The facility hit a peak withdrawal record of 180,000 dekatherm (DTH)/day, with additional capacity available to support further withdrawal.
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May 2016

Storing gas for when it's needed - Midstream Energy's NE Colorado Facility Services Utilities, Procuders

You can find Colorado's newest natural gas storage facility, operated by Houston-based Midstream Energy Holdings, LLC, right next to a wind farm in northeast Colorado.
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January 2016

Platts Gas Storage Outlook: Re-plumbing the North American Gas Transmission Grid 2.0

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January 2015

Platts Gas Storage Outlook: Re-plumbing the North American Gas Transmission Grid

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October 2014

East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC - Open Season Notice

East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC (ECGS) will be conducting a non-binding open season for firm gas storage capacity beginning April 1st, 2015 to March 31, 2016, with non-binding bid response forms due by Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5 PM MST. ECGS, a natural gas storage facility owned by Merchant Energy Holdings, LLC, is directly interconnected with Trailblazer Pipeline and has access to CIG, WIC, and REX at the Cheyenne Hub. Working gas capacity is growing an incremental 2 Bcf from 8 Bcf in 2014 to 10 Bcf in 2015. ECGS is a FERC-regulated gas storage facility that has the capability to serve the Front Range and Midwest markets along with the growing Niobrara production volumes sourced at the Cheyenne Hub. The facility is located in Logan County, Colorado and is approximately 90 miles east of the Cheyenne Hub. ECGS is the only market-based gas storage facility capable of serving the Front Range market and began commercial operations in April 2012.
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September 2013

East Cheyenne Completes Second Phase of Development−Significant Expansion of the Facility

East Cheyenne Gas Storage (ECGS) has completed the second phase of the development of the facility. The expansion of the storage field has increased the working gas capacity to approximately 8 BCF for 2013, and will allow the facility to continue to incrementally build working gas capability as ECGS is cycled. The expected daily injection and withdrawal capability has increased to over 150,000 Dth/d, with the ability to increase the inj/with. profile if customer requests dictate further expansion. ECGS expects the working gas capacity to approach 14 BCF within 4 years.
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July 2013

Merchant Energy Holdings Rebrands As Midstream Energy Holdings

On July 19, 2013 Merchant Energy Holdings, LLC announced that they have changed the company name to Midstream Energy Holdings, LLC (MEH). The company is a privately-owned natural gas storage developer and operator and parent company of East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC and Tallulah Gas Storage, LLC. MEH is a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Andy Lang, CEO of Midstream stated that "the name change was made to better reflect the company's broader focus on the midstream energy market for natural gas and liquids storage and pipelines. While remaining committed to our investments in gas storage, we will pursue additional midstream opportunities that leverage our skills and access to capital." Read More

December 2012

East Cheyenne Gas Storage Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 6

September 2012

East Cheyenne Gas Storage Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 5

August 15, 2012

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Recognizes Outstanding Operators For 2011

East Cheyenne Gas Storage was selected by the COGCC as one of the outstanding operators in Colorado based on reclamation activities that ECGS performed at the Site. ECGS purchased the West Peetz and Lewis Creek Oil Fields in Logan County – fields originally developed in the 1950s - for conversion to a gas storage facility. In the conversion process, 26 old wells were re-entered to abandon or rework, and old equipment removed to an authorized exploration and production waste facility. Contaminated soil from old pits was land-farmed on site. Clean top soil was placed at the well site for re-vegetation. The work provided both a second life for a depleted oil field as well as the reclamation of an historic oil field. COGCC director, Matt Lepore, commented, “We want to highlight examples of companies that are moving the industry forward and showing exceptional leadership when it comes to protection of the environment, and in working productively with the communities in which they operate.” Read more

August 11, 2012

East Cheyenne Gas Storage Sponsors Logan County, Colorado Fair

East Cheyenne’s visibility in Logan County got a huge public boost with its sponsorship of the concluding concert at the 2012 Logan County Fair. The Night Show is the largest community event in Northeast Colorado, drawing people from a seven county area for an evening of loud country music with a light show and bands struttin’ their stuff in and around the rodeo arena. The six thousand or so who attended the musical extravaganza this year could see the ECGS logo on two 10 x 27 foot banners ... waving in the evening breeze. It almost didn’t happen, though. As the stage crew was making final sound and set up preparations for the concert, the wind came up. It was no ordinary wind, but a driving blast lasting the better part of an hour and carrying sand and dust with it. The crews scrambled to bring the scrims down as quickly as possible, to keep them from tearing. Needless to say, with so much at stake for ECGS, panic would have been in order! A phone call to Marilee Johnson, head event coordinator, got the scrims back in place by the time Dierks Bentley came onto the stage.

ECGS made some lifelong memories, for a few people this year. In addition to the tickets for various fair events that came with ECGS’s sponsorship of the Night Show, ECGS received 8 tickets to a “Meet and Greet” with Dierks Bentley backstage, prior to the concert. One of ECGS’s local vendors is the parent of a developmentally disabled young woman named Ashlee, who was able to meet with Dierks and his band.

May 2012

East Cheyenne Gas Storage Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 4

April 11, 2012

East Cheyenne Gas Storage Completes Initial Facilities for Gas Storage Operations

Houston, Texas – Easy Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC (“ECGS”) has completed and successfully commissioned faclitiies to allow for withdrawal of natural gas from it's FERC-certified storage reservoir in Login County, in northeastern Colorado. Read more

January 2012

East Cheyenne Gas Storage Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 3

December 6, 2011

East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC Commences Service

Houston, Texas – East Cheyenne Gas Storage (ECGS), a natural gas storage project being developed by Merchant Energy Holdings, LLC in northeast Colorado (Logan County), has received FERC approval to place certain facilities into service and commenced service on those facilities on December 6, 2011. ECGS is the first operational independent natural gas storage facility in the Rocky Mountain region, and is certificated for approximately 18.9 BCF of working gas capacity. ECGS began base gas injections in early November and is expected to have withdrawal facilities in place during the first quarter of 2012. Read more

November 9, 2011

East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC Commences Pad Gas Injections

Denver, CO – East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC (ECGS), a natural gas storage development company owned by Merchant Energy Holdings, LLC, began pad gas injections at their facility in northeastern Colorado today. ECGS is interconnected with Kinder Morgan’s (KM) Trailblazer Pipeline in Logan County, Colorado with plans to interconnect to KM’s Rockies Express Pipeline in the future. ECGS is the FIRST operational independent natural gas storage facility in the Rocky Mountain region, and through its’ interconnect with Trailblazer will be able to serve customers in Colorado’s Front Range along with shippers on NGPL and NNG. Initial withdrawal capabilities are scheduled for Q1 of 2012. The project is FERC certificated for up to 18.9 BCF of working gas capacity. Read more