Ergon Inc, Jackson MS, announced the expansion of its subsidiary facilities and operations within the Appalachian Basin. The expansion will enable Ergon companies to handle increased liquid production as drilling increases throughout the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas.
Ergon’s refinery in Newell WV and terminal facilities in Magnolia OH and Marietta OH will add additional storage tanks and infrastructure for an increase in overall storage capacity. Construction at these locations is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2012 and be completed first quarter 2013.
In addition, Ergon’s midstream companies (Magnolia Marine Transport Company, Ergon Trucking Inc, Ergon-West Virginia Inc, and Ergon Oil Purchasing Inc) will expand their logistics capabilities, adding assets that will increase their ability to gather and transport liquids throughout the eastern United States. With a larger footprint and amplified capacity, Ergon’s subsidiaries expect to build on the services they have provided in the region for more than 15 years.