Current Projects

Current Projects

Hickory Bend Gathering System and Cryogenic Processing Plant

Project Overview

The scope of the Hickory Bend Project includes approximately 60 miles of 20- and 24-inch wet gas gathering and natural gas liquids pipeline facilities in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, with capacity of more than 600 million cubic feet of gas per day. It also includes a cryogenic processing facility in Mahoning County, Ohio that processes 200 million cubic feet of gas per day, expandable up to 800 million cubic feet per day.

Columbia Midstream formed two joint ventures with affiliates of Hilcorp Energy Company to construct and operate the Hickory Bend Gathering and Processing Franchise under the Pennant Midstream name. The first joint venture was an upstream development partnership, combining Columbia Midstream acreage position with that of a larger position held by Hilcorp. The second joint venture resulted in the formation of Pennant Midstream LLC, a 50/50 joint venture with Hilcorp to build the gathering and processing franchise anchored by the upstream joint venture acreage position in the area. Columbia Midstream served as the construction manager of the project, and currently manages all operations.

Construction Overview

As part of the joint venture agreement, Columbia Midstream managed the construction of both the gathering system and processing facility. The project was delivered on-time and on-budget, with more than 300,000 man hours worked and no lost-time incidents.


Contact Columbia Midstream

If you have questions about the Hickory Bend Gathering System and Processing Plant, please contact:

Anastasia Roof, Public Affairs & Communications