Seminole Energy Services has announced that it is seeking support from producers and other potential shippers for the development of new gathering, treatment and processing facilities in the Big Sandy region of southern Appalachia in Kentucky.

Seminole’s initial efforts will focus on constrained and shut-in gas supplies, as well as areas of new production growth in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia.

Brent McDaniel, vice president of Seminole, said: Discussions with individual producers regarding specific projects and potential developments have already begun. Based on the feedback we have received, we believe that producers are looking for cost-effective options to move their existing production to liquid market points and to support their ongoing development programs.