A new facility in northern Louisiana has begun processing rich natural gas and recovering natural gas liquids (NGLs).

The plant, operated by PennTex Midstream Partners, has the capacity to process 200 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of natural gas. It is PennTex’s second UOP Russell modular gas processing plant.

The company’s first UOP Russell gas plant started operating in May 2015.

For both projects, Honeywell UOP supplied and installed modular cryogenic, dehydration, acid gas removal, and inlet/residue compression units, along with the control system, the flare system and site electrical equipment. In addition, Honeywell UOP provided site utility systems and buildings for office, control room, motor control center and compressors.

“Over the past 18 months, our team has worked side by side with Honeywell UOP to complete these two projects in north Louisiana,” said Tommy Stone, chief engineering and operations officer at PennTex, in a statement on Sept. 24.

“Natural gas is on trend to become the world’s second-largest source of energy by 2035, so the ability to process gas reserves profitably is critical to meet that growing demand,” commented John Gugel, vice president and general manager for Honeywell UOP’s Gas Processing and Hydrogen business.

“UOP Russell pre-engineered modular gas processing plants, coupled with a turnkey solution, help companies such as PennTex process gas and recover valuable NGLs faster than with stick-built plants, all with better quality and more attractive economics.”