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Colorado oil producers eager for expansion as DCP Midstream boosts capacity

Greg Avery
Colorado oil producers eager for expansion as DCP Midstream boosts capacity

Colorado oil companies expect natural gas processing constraints in the Denver-Julesburg Basin to ease with the completion of new infrastructure projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars, allowing production to rise more rapidly in coming months. Last week, Denver-based DCP Midstream LP (NYSE: DCP), the biggest natural gas processing and pipeline company in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, brought its O’Connor 2 natural gas processing plant into service and it began reaching full capacity processing 200 million cubic feet of gas daily. The $375 million project, near the town of Kersey in Weld County, is designed to bring DCP Midstream’s total natural gas processing capacity to 1.3 billion cubic feet per day in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.