Williams Delays Gas Plant Addition
PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) — Plans for a new addition to a gas processing plant in western Colorado are being pushed back, but officials say it has nothing to do with a leak of hydrocarbons recently discovered coming from a pipeline near the facility.
A Williams spokesman told the Grand Junction Sentinel (http://bit.ly/11nkdnE ) the expansion is being delayed until 2016 because of the decline in local drilling levels. The project had been slated to open next year.
Williams was planning to add technology that will allow it to remove more ethane, propane, butane and other valuable liquids from natural gas.
The construction of the facility was expected to employ up to 80 temporary workers, and Parachute's town administrator said it would have helped the town economically.