When operational, the new plant is expected to increase the Anadarko System’s total processing capacity to approximately 650mmcf/d. In addition to this cryogenic facility, the company also plans to add field compression and pipeline facilities to accommodate the increasing Granite Wash gas volumes. The new plant is anticipated to be operational by the end of the first quarter of 2011.

Enbridge’s Anadarko System has gathering and processing assets in the Texas Panhandle, serving Roberts, Hemphill, Wheeler counties in Texas and western Oklahoma.

Terrance McGill, president of Enbridge’s management company and its general partner, said: “The Granite Wash, which has been a vertical play in the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma for several years, has seen a significant increase in drilling activity due to more sophisticated horizontal drilling and completion techniques and strong natural gas liquids prices.

“This new, state-of-the-art processing facility would enhance the value of local gas production through the more efficient extraction of valuable NGLs.”