UGI Energy Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of UGI Corp. of Wyomissing, is expanding its foothold in the Marcellus Shale gas region with the construction of a $60 million liquid natural gas production facility.
The liquid natural gas plant, which will be built next to the existing Manning natural gas compression station in Wyoming County, will take gas produced from Marcellus Shale wells in the region and produce gas that will be transported through major interstate pipelines to markets serving the mid-Atlantic.
“The market for liquefied natural gas continues to grow thanks to its affordable cost and environmental benefits when compared to other petroleum products,” said Brad Hall, president of UGI Energy Services. “As a result, truck fleets, oil and gas drilling rigs and remote industrial users not tied to the natural gas grid continue to switch to LNG.”
The plant, which will include both liquefaction and local storage, will have the capability of producing 120,000 gallons of liquid natural gas per day.
It is expected to be in full commercial operation by early 2017.