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LOWRY COMPRESSOR STATION

Once Marcellus Shale gas wells are drilled and fracked, the next step is laying a network of gas gathering pipelines and installing compressor stations to move the natural gas to market. Since Marcellus natural gas is a "wet gas" with water and gas liquids (propane, butane, hexane, etc) it is necessary to dehydrate the gas and process it further before transporting it to major gas pipelines and end users. The gas liquids are very profitable to the processing companies.
 

 
Here we see photos of the Lowry Compressor Station, one of a new network of MarkWest compressor stations being constructed in Marcellus Shale country. These compressor stations often start out with one or two compressors, and shortly thereafter are expanded to four or five 1340 horsepower compressors that run on natural gas.
 
Major issues surrounding these sorts of compressor stations involve air pollution, noise that includes loud pressure releases, and sight pollution. This station is located next to Cross Creek Park and Cross Creek Lake, one of the premier Washington County parks and fishing lakes.
 

Lowry Compressor Station owned by MarkWest - Liberty Midstream and Resources LLC

LOWRY COMPRESSOR STATION
Mandatory PPE Required on this Site:
Flame retardant clothing
Foot Protection
Hearing Protection
Eye Protection
Head Protection
MARKWEST - LIBERTY MIDSTREAM & RESOURCES LLC
 
 
First compressors in the Lowry Compressor Station
Early construction of the Lowry Compressor Station
near Cross Creek Park
 
 
Natural gas compressor station
Lowry Compressor Station during
winter of 2009-2010
 
 
 
FLIR video of Lowry Compressor Station
May 3, 2012
 
 
 
 
Compressor station
 
 
Marcellus Shale compressor station in Pennsylvania
 
 
Gas flare putting off black smoke and pollutants into the air
Open flare at the Lowry Compressor Station
in Hopewell Township
 
 
Video of Lowry Compressor Station Flare
HERE
 
 
Pennsylvania Bulletin - December 24, 2011

GP5-63-00947B: MarkWest Liberty Midstream and Resources, LLC (1515 Arapahoe St., Tower 2, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202-2126) on December 2, 2011, received authorization for construction and operation of sources and controls associated with a natural gas production facility at the Lowry Compressor Station located in Hopewell Township, Washington County.

GP9-63-00947B: MarkWest Liberty Midstream and Resources, LLC (1515 Arapahoe St., Tower 2, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202-2126) on December 2, 2011, received authorization for construction and operation of two (2) diesel-fired engines for emergency power generation at the Lowry Compressor Station located in Hopewell Township, Washington County.
 

 
 

WASHINGTON COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
TAXES

SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

PARCEL NUMBER: 350-006-00-00-0003-00A

Deed Book - Page:

 
NAME: MARKWEST LIBERTY MIDSTREAM & 127368
NAME: RESOURCES LLC
  1515 ARAPAHOE ST TWR 2 STE 200
  DENVER   CO  80202
LOCATION: 343 WILLOW RD AVELLA
 
DISTRICT: 350 (HOPEWELL)
PROPERTY TYPE:   Industrial
DESCRIPTION: LOWRY COMPRESSOR STATION
ELEC/ COMPRESSOR BLDGS

YEAR

CODE

LAND

BUILDING

TOTAL

2011 

1  

0

28,323

28,323

2010  

1  

0

28,323

28,323

2009 

1  

0

0

0

           

Billing History

Year

Control

Billed

Date

Due @ Face

2010

35010-1/ 3

$705.24

6/7/2010

$0.00

 
 
Open flare burning at the Lowry facility
 
 
Large tanks on site
 
 
Gas pipelines move the gas to market through interstate pipelines
Pipelines entering and leaving the facility
 
 
Open flare
 
 
MARKWEST'S LOWRY COMPRESSOR STATION
Expansion during winter 2010-2011
 
 
 
October 7, 2011 - PA DEP
Permit issued Dec. 2, 2011
Authorization ID: 898090
Permit number: GP5-63-00947B
Site: LOWRY COMP STA
Client: MARKWEST LIBERTY MIDSTREAM & RESOURCES LLC
Authorization type: AQ General Permit
Application type: New
Authorization is for: FACILITY
Date received: 10/07/2011
Status: Pending
Sub-Facility ID Sub-Facility Name
1003644 COMPRESSOR ENGINE
1003646 COMPRESSOR ENGINE
1003641 COMPRESSOR ENGINE EQUIPPED W/CATALYST
1003643 CATERPILLAR G3516LE COMPRESSOR ENGINE EQUIPPED W/CATALYST
1003640 COMPRESSOR ENGINE EQUIPPED W/CATALYST
1045983 GLYCOL DEHYDRATOR
1045986 MISC VOCS: TANKS, LEAKS, BLOWDOWNS, ETC
 
Lowry Compressor Station
Lowry Compressor Station
December 2011
 
 
 
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