An oil company with Pennsylvania roots plans to have a liquefied natural gas facility up and running in Susquehanna County by the end of 2015.
The Great Bend facility would accept natural gas from Williams’ Windsor-Montrose-Washington gathering line and compress it for storage and delivery as a liquid, according to a petition the company, Gulf Oil LP, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in April.
The facility would produce 100,000 to 300,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas per day, the petition states, using electric compressors. Its target markets are operators of drilling rigs and hydraulic fracturing unit fleets who want to run their equipment on natural gas instead of diesel fuel.
The gas would also go to storage facilities operated by utility companies. These plants, known as “peak-shaving plants,” store excess gas until periods of high demand, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
On Thursday, FERC issued an order stating the project does not fall into its jurisdiction because the project would not involve shipping gas through an interstate pipeline.