Caliche Development Partners announces first customer acquisition and long-term storage services agreement for ethylene
HOUSTON, – Caliche Development Partners, a Houston-based company focused on the development, construction, and operation of subsurface hydrocarbon storage assets and related pipelines in North America, announced execution of a long-term storage services agreement for ethylene in its Beaumont, TX located cavern.
Caliche will provide firm storage service in a substantial portion of the 600-million-pound capacity salt cavern for their customer’s ethylene and derivative operations in the Golden Triangle area, beginning in the third quarter of 2018. Caliche’s customer’s revenues place it in the top 20 of the Fortune 500, and top five of publicly traded oil, gas, refining, and petrochemical companies.
“Caliche is pleased with this momentum and believes it is further confirmation that we are filling a market void for producers and consumers of ethylene,” said Dave Marchese, Chief Executive Officer of Caliche Development Partners, LLC. “We expect to be fully subscribed for ethylene storage service and plan to support these same customers with NGL feedstock storage service in 2019.”
Caliche Coastal’s fully permitted, salt cavern facilities sit on 53 acres atop Spindletop Dome, with an additional 345-acre brine pond site strategically located less than four miles away. When fully developed, the operation will provide producers and end users up to 32 MMbbl of purpose-built, salt cavern storage facilities.
As discussed in the HPI Market Data 2019 report, published in November by Gas Processing & LNG’s sister publication, Hydrocarbon Processing, rising propane and ethane supplies in the US have been enabled by greater production of shale gas.
Industry Trends: Norway targets global LNG market
Norway aims to become a leading player in the global LNG market during the next several years through the establishment of new, large-scale LNG terminals.
Regional Focus: Challenges of scaling up Africa’s LNG production
Several gas projects are underway in Africa, but they continue to be constrained by inadequate infrastructure, slow finance mobilization, lack of security and uncertainty over hydrocarbon regulations that are casting doubt on the outcome of the continent’s drive to meet its anticipated 128% gas demand increase by 2040.
GasPro 2.0: A Webcast Symposium
The global LNG industry is becoming increasingly interconnected as grassroots export projects get off the ground. Another technology route for processing gas into fuels—GTL—is attracting renewed attention due to improving economics. Small-scale solutions for both LNG and GTL are at the forefront of new technological developments, while major projects using more conventional technologies continue to start up around the world.
During this webcast, we will focus on LNG, GTL, gas processing technology developments and deployments, operations, small-scale solutions, transportation, trading, distribution, safety, regulatory affairs, business analysis and more.
October 25, 2018 08:30 AM CDT