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March 5, 2013
East Cheyenne Gas Storage Completes Successful Open Season – Oversubscribed by 2.5X capacity offered

Houston, Texas March 5, 2013 − East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC (ECGS), a natural gas storage facility owned by Midstream Energy Holdings, LLC, recently concluded its non-binding open season for firm, highly deliverable, multi-cycle (HDMC) storage capacity at its operational storage facility in Logan County in Northeastern Colorado. Market demand has exceeded the available 8 BCF of capacity by over two-and-a-half times. Read more

September 12, 2012
Merchant Energy Holdings Closes Debt Financing for East Cheyenne Gas Storage Facility

Houston, Texas September 12, 2012 − Merchant Energy Holdings, LLC, a Quantum Energy Partners portfolio company, announced today that it has arranged for debt financing from Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), through its subsidiary Macquarie Bank Limited. The financing is structured as a 5-year, $62 million Term Loan. Loan proceeds will be used to fund the Phase 2 expansion of MEH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC ("ECGS"), a FERC-certificated natural gas storage facility located in Logan County, Colorado. Quantum Energy Partners formed Merchant Energy Holdings for the purpose of developing underground natural gas storage facilities in the United States. Read more

July 1, 2011  
QNGS Holdings, LLC Consolidates Natural Storage Development Entities to form Merchant Energy Holdings, LLC

(Houston, Texas July 1, 2011) QNGS Holdings, LLC ("QNGS"), a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, LLC ("QEP") and Dr. Larry Bickle, announced that the company is combining its two natural gas storage development entities, Merchant Energy Partners, LLC ("MEP") of Denver, Colorado and Icon NGS, LLC ("Icon") of Houston, Texas. QNGS assembled two separate teams to pursue development of gas storage across North America. MEP focused its development activities on the Rockies and the Western United States while Icon focused on the Gulf Coast and Eastern U.S. markets. Both entities have successfully identified, and developed storage projects (through the certification process) that support new supply area pipeline infrastructure. The newly combined company will be called Midstream Energy Holdings LLC. Read more, click here.

May 23, 2011
Merchant Energy Partners Conducts Ground Breaking for East Cheyenne Gas Storage Facility in Colorado

The groundbreaking occurred at 11:00 a.m. MST at the site of the ECGS project, one-half mile east of 17931 CR 72 in Peetz, Colorado. Merchant Energy Partners, LLC, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on May 23, 2011, for its East Cheyenne Gas Storage (ECGS) natural gas storage project near Sterling, Colorado. Industry and government officials as well as Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper were in attendance. Governor Hickenlooper delivered remarks, and the event was followed by a private reception at the Peetz Community Center. Read more, click here

17 May, 2011
East Cheyenne Gas Storage Project Congratulated by the Office of the Board Logan County Commissioners

Logan County offers congratulations on the up-coming ground breaking for ECGS Project. Read more, click here

September 02, 2010
Icon NGS, LLC’s Affiliate Tallulah Gas Storage, LLC files for Section 7(c) Authority to construct 24 BCF storage project

Houston, Texas September 2, 2010  |  Tallulah Gas Storage, LLC, following its announcement initiating a non-binding open season for the Tallulah Gas Storage project in Madison Parish, Louisiana on August 24, 2010, filed an application with the FERC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct the natural gas storage facility in Tallulah, LA. The project is seeking authority to provide services with market-based pricing authority as allowed under the Commission’s guidelines. In the application Tallulah Gas Storage requested Commission approval of the application by March 2, 2010 in order to initiate commercial service with the first 8 BCF cavern by September 2013.

  “As a result of the limited amount of landowner impact, minimal environmental intrusion and the close proximity to planned interconnects with 4 interstate pipelines, we believe that this project poses little likely opposition to its approval by the Commission in a timely manner”, stated Mark Fullerton, Chief Operating Officer of Icon NGS, LLC.
“Timely development of high-deliverability, multi-cycle storage in proximity to the emerging Delhi Hub is critical to its development as a liquid trading hub for production from the southwestern shale plays, LNG and conventional Gulf Coast sources” added Andy Lang, Icon NGS, LLC's President & CEO. FERC assigned docket number CP10-494 to the project.


August 23, 2010  
Icon NGS, LLC Announces Commencement of Non-Binding Open Season for Tallulah Gas Storage Project in NE Louisiana

Houston, Texas -- August 23, 2010  |  Icon NGS, LLC announced today it is holding a 30-day, non-binding  open season to solicit expressions of interest for its Tallulah Gas Storage project (“TGS”) located in northeastern Louisiana approximately 15 miles east of the Delhi Hub and adjacent to the west-to-east pipelines connecting supply to and from the Delhi Hub. The Open Season will begin on August 24, 2010 and will close on September 23, 2010. The Project will be comprised of three high-deliverability, multi-cycle (HDMC) salt caverns with working gas capacity of 8 BCF per cavern for a total of 24 BCF.  The Project will be designed to inject 900 MMcfd and withdraw up to 1,575 MMcfd of gas when fully operational. The in-service date for the initial 8 BCF cavern is targeted for September 2013, subject to the normal regulatory approval process, followed by caverns 2 and 3 in September 2014 and September 2015, respectively. Tallulah Gas Storage, LLC will file for its Section 7(c) certificate authority with the FERC on or about August 31, 2010. Read more, click here

August 4, 2010 
Merchant Energy Partners' East Cheyenne Gas Storage Project in Northeast Colorado gets FERC Approval

(Gas Daily) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given permission to a Colorado oil and natural gas producer to convert its nearly depleted reservoirs into an 18.9-Bcf gas storage facility, a proposal that drew healthy interest from potential customers. Read more, click here.

March 22, 2010
Icon NGS, LLC Announces Development of up to 45 BCF of Gas Storage Capacity. Serving the Perryville / Delhi Hub in Northern Louisiana

Houston, TX, March 22, 2010 - Icon NGS, LLC announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Delhi Gas Storage, LLC has entered into an agreement with Atmos Pipeline and Storage, LLC providing Delhi the exclusive option to acquire the rights to complete the development of the Fort Necessity natural gas storage project in Franklin Parish, Louisiana. Icon NGS, LLC also announced that it has acquired the surface, storage, water, and brine disposal rights to lands on and around the South Tallulah Dome in Madison Parish, Louisiana. 

November 4, 2009
Consortium forms Icon NGS, LLC to Develop and Acquire Natural Gas Storage Facilities

Houston, TX, November 4, 2009 - Quantum NGS Holdings, LLC announced today that together with Dr. Larry W. Bickle, William A. (“Andy”) Lang and Mark Fullerton, it has formed Icon NGS, LLC a natural gas storage focused company. Based in Houston, TX, Icon NGS, LLC will develop and/or acquire high-deliverability, multi-cycle natural gas storage capacity in the United States.

Icon NGS, LLC is led by Lang, Fullerton and Bickle, who have collectively developed, operated, financed or acquired more than 200 billion cubic feet of working natural gas storage capacity. This experience includes the successful development and operation of numerous natural gas storage projects, including Bobcat, Egan, Kirby Hills, Lodi, Moss Bluff, NorTex and Tioga Gas Storage. Read more, click here.

For more information on Quantum NGS Holdings, please contact Scott Soler at 713-452-2000 or visit Quantum Energy Partners’ website at