Midstream energy company DCP Midstream Partners has completed the second phase of its pipeline integrity and system enhancement project on its Douglas natural gas gathering system in Wyoming, returning approximately 80% of system capacity to service.

The project continues according to plan, with the final phase scheduled for completion during the first quarter of 2009, said DCP Midstream Partners.
According to the company, producers are returning volumes to the system. As previously announced, volumes were curtailed in the second quarter of 2008 following pipeline integrity testing.

The system upgrade project is being conducted to assure pipeline integrity, improve system reliability and reduce operating costs. The Douglas system gathers approximately 20 million cubic feet (Mcf) per day to 25Mcf per day of natural gas from wells in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.

Earlier in October 2008, DCP Midstream Partners announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Michigan Pipeline & Processing, LLC (MPP), a privately held company engaged in natural gas gathering and treating services for natural gas produced from the Antrim Shale of northern Michigan and natural gas transportation within Michigan. The sellers are two privately held companies.

DCP Midstream Partners, LP is a midstream master limited partnership formed by DCP Midstream, LLC to own, operate, acquire and develop a portfolio of midstream assets.