DCP Midstream Partners has announced that its new 200 MMcf/d Lucerne 2 natural gas processing plant is now in service, increasing the DCP Midstream Partners’ processing capacity in the DJ basin to approximately 400 MMcf/d. The Lucerne 2 plant is the largest of a nine-plant system in the DJ basin, owned and operated by the DCP enterprise. With approximately 800 MMcf/d of total processing capacity, the DCP enterprise has increased gathering and processing capacity in the basin by 80% over the last 24 months.
The Lucerne 2 plant connects to the Front Range Pipeline for natural gas liquids (NGL) takeaway to Mont Belvieu, Texas. DCP Midstream Partners holds a one-third ownership interest in the pipeline.
"We are pleased to bring the Lucerne 2 plant online meeting the growing processing needs of our customers in the prolific DJ basin as we continue to stay in lock step with both current and future customer demand," said Wouter van Kempen, DCP Midstream Partners chairman and CEO.
"[DCP Midstream Partners] now owns half the DCP enterprise's capacity in the DJ basin, furthering the growth of our footprint in the top economic basins in the country."
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