VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UGI Energy Services, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), today announced the further expansion of its Auburn Gathering System with the construction of two additional compressor stations in Susquehanna County and Wyoming County. The expanded system will increase the capacity of the Auburn Gathering System by approximately 150,000 dekatherms per day, bringing the total capacity of the system to 620,000 dekatherms per day. Deliveries will begin in the fall of 2018 with the balance of capacity becoming available in the fall of 2019.
The new development project will transport gas from acreage being produced by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. The project is supported by a long-term agreement and will require a total capital investment of $50 million.
“Demand for Marcellus gas continues to grow rapidly,” said John L. Walsh, president and chief executive officer of UGI Corporation. “Developing the infrastructure to transport this gas is critically important. This expansion will supply gas to end-users and feed new pipelines that will connect Marcellus gas to regions that have not historically benefitted from access to this clean, abundant, and inexpensive energy source.”
About UGI Energy Services, LLC
UGI Energy Services, LLC is a subsidiary of UGI Corporation. UGI Energy Services, LLC markets natural gas, electricity and liquid fuels to over 14,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers at approximately 37,000 locations in ten eastern states and Washington, D.C. UGI Energy Services, LLC also owns and operates, natural gas underground storage fields, gathering systems, compressor stations and peaking plants including LNG liquefaction and vaporization capability, as well as propane terminals. In addition, UGI Energy Services, LLC owns and operates a variety of midstream natural gas assets that support the storage, transportation and delivery of natural gas in the Mid-Atlantic region and also owns and operates electric generation assets in Pennsylvania.
About UGI Corporation
UGI is a distributor and marketer of energy products and services. Through subsidiaries, UGI operates natural gas and electric utilities in Pennsylvania, distributes propane both domestically and internationally, manages midstream energy and electric generation assets in Pennsylvania, and engages in energy marketing primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region as well as parts of Europe. UGI, through subsidiaries, is the sole general partner and owns 26 percent of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU), the nation's largest retail propane distributor.
Comprehensive information about UGI Corporation is available on the Internet at http://www.ugicorp.com.