Gas on Windy Hill

Chevron Global Gas has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as part of the permitting process to build an underground natural gas storage facility in Colorado.


Chevron Global Gas has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as part of the permitting process to build an underground natural gas storage facility. The facility will provide critical infrastructure necessary to meet the growing demand for natural gas in the United States.



The project, named Windy Hill, includes the construction and operation of an underground natural gas storage facility in northeastern Colorado near the town of Brush in MorganCounty. Windy Hill will include four salt storage caverns with total working natural gas capacity of 6 billion cubic feet.



“Natural gas represents one of the energy industry’s greatest growth opportunities,” said John Gass, president of Chevron Global Gas. “Natural gas is expected to outpace demand for crude oil over the next two decades and is fast becoming the fuel of choice for homes and industry.”



Chevron filed the Windy Hill application with the FERC on November 2, 2005. Construction of the first two storage caverns is anticipated to start as early as 2006, or as soon as the project receives authorisation from the FERC.



The company anticipates providing service from the first two storage caverns beginning in 2008, and the third and fourth storage caverns in 2010.