FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 17, 2014 Contact: Jill McMillan, Director of Communications and Investor Relations Phone: (214) 721-9271 Jill.McMillan@enlink.com ENLINK MIDSTREAM BEGINS OPEN SEASON FOR OHIO RIVER VALLEY CONDENSATE PIPELINE SYSTEM PROJECT DALLAS, December 17, 2014 — Ohio River Valley Pipeline, LLC, an affiliate of the EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:ENLK) (the Partnership) and EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) (the General Partner), today announced the start of a binding open season for volume commitments for interstate common carrier transportation service on a new condensate pipeline system (the “ORV Condensate Pipeline”). The ORV Condensate Pipeline will transport condensate from points in Harrison, Belmont, Guernsey, Noble, Monroe, and Washington Counties, Ohio to Bells Run Station in Washington County, Ohio, Black Run Station in Muskingum County, Ohio, and, if Ohio River Valley Pipeline, LLC elects to construct extension(s) of
Midstream business provides opportunities for unskilled and highly skilled workers in large shale plays. Notably, the midstream sector is growing quickly to meet demand, and local governments have found a way to bring sustainable commerce to dwindling economies. In many instances, it is a win-win situation. Large mining operations do not have to actively relocate an entire workforce, and local workers can find jobs that require different levels of skill, especially when various subsets of midstream industry are included. The demand for ongoing transportation and new infrastructure is growing rapidly. Mining plays need to be able to quickly and easily connect with the right subcontractors across the United States. After all, recruiting and relocating an entire workforce is highly costly and almost always highly inefficient when existing semi-skilled or unskilled sources of labor can be readily utilized. States That Have Expansive Wealth Trapped Underground or Upstream Midstream operati
Everything about Texas seems to be big, and Eagle Ford shale is no different. The play is geographically big, and it covers about 20,000 square miles in South-Central Texas. It also covers 25 counties. Not to mention, its expenditures were approximately $28 billion as year 2013 came to a close. Similarly, the production of a play roughly the size of the country of Croatia is nothing to sneeze at. In late 2013, Eagle Ford boasted 1 MMboe/d, beating Bakken to the chase. Some experts predict Texas could become the world’s second largest producer of oil, just behind the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Texas oil enterprise has a small problem. In fact, it is so small it cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Currently, the State of Texas alone could shortly be the world’s second largest producer of crude oil and natural gas to Saudi Arabia. Large operations such as Eagle Ford account for over 10 percent of the state’s total economy, and statistics suggest the shale boom is not going to go away any time soon. Unlike other types of mining efforts, U.S. political activists clash over shale mining. Environmental activists are not especially fond of the idea of the amount of water used, and local political activists are especially fond of the prospect of viable jobs in local communities. Lobbyists actively represent enterprises and the idea of domestic oil and gas mining as a solution to the energy crisis and ongoing lack of gainful employment in select (and often remote) geographic areas. Politicians, Activists, Businesses, and Lobbyists All See Dollar Signs In the end, shale mining is highly profitable in the U.S. Billions of dollars are spent on operations, mergers, and new infrastructu