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MichPSC-Nat gas storage field summary
  Michigan Natural Gas Storage Field Summary  
  Data on underground natural gas storage fields in Michigan, summarized by gas company that operates each field.  
Operator/Field Capacity Volumes Year Converted Formation Location Area Refer-
ence
  Working
Bcf
Base
Bcf
Total
Bcf
Note 1 Township
-Range
Acres
ANR Eaton
  MPSC
Eaton Rapids 36 13.5 2.7 16.2 1990 Niagaran T2N R3W 2,484 Ref A
rates
ANR Pipeline
  FERC
Austin 7.0 16.0 23.1 1941 Mich.Stray T14N R9W 9,000 Ref B
Reed City 13.2 15.7 28.9 1947 Mich.Stray T17N R10W 15,000 Ref B1
Goodwell 19.3 12.4 31.7 1948 Mich.Stray T14N R11W 8,500  
Lincoln 17.0 18.7 35.7 1950 Mich.Stray T18N R5W 10,000 Ref B1
Freeman Note 2 T18N R5W 10,500 Ref B1
Winfield 6.8 9.1 15.9 1950 Mich.Stray T12N R9W 3,850 Ref B1
Loreed 22.0 23.7 45.7 1963 Reed City T17N R10W 17,500
Muttonville 8.2 5.2 13.4 1975 Niagaran T4N R14E 300 U-4485
S. Chester 13.4 6.1 19.5 1980 Niagaran T29N R2W 460
Central Charlton 1 12.9 6.1 19.0 1981 Niagaran T30N R1W 640  
Cold Springs 1 14.0 6.0 20.0 2008 Niagaran T28N R6W 155 Ref M
Total ANR Pipeline 133.8 rates 
ANR Storage
  FERC
Cold Springs 12 25.3 3.6 28.9 1980 Niagaran T27N R6W 800 CP94-291
Rapid River 35 15.1 2.2 17.3 1980 Niagaran T28N R7W 480
Cold Springs 31 4.6 0.7 5.3 1981 Niagaran T27N R6W 900
Excelsior 6 / E.Kalkaska Note 4 10.8 1.5 12.3 1981 Niagaran T27N R7W 1,300
Total ANR Storage 55.8 rates
Blue Lake Storage
  FERC
Blue Lake 18 47.1 7.0 54.1 1992 Niagaran T28N R5W 1,500 CP95-656
rates
Bluewater Gas Storage
  MPSC
Columbus 3 26.2 4.8 31.0 2004 Niagaran T5N R15E 549 Ref K
rates
Kimball 27 3.0 0.5 3.5 2001 Niagaran T6N R16E 230 Ref J
rates
Total BW Storage 29.2 rates
CMS Gas Transmission Co
  MPSC
Kalkaska 13/35 18.4 2.1 20.5 est. 2008 Niagaran T27N R8W 210 Ref L
rates
Consumers Energy
  MPSC
Cranberry Lake 10.2 18.0 28.2 1947 Mich.Stray T20N R5W 24,000 Ref C
Winterfield 25.3 47.0 72.3 1947 Mich.Stray T20N R6W 24,500 Ref C
Overisel 23.0 30.0 53.0 1960 A-1 Carbonate T4N R14W 11,000  
Ira 2.0 4.3 6.3 1961 Niagaran T3N R15E 800  
Riverside 1.5 7.5 9.0 1962 Mich.Stray T21N R7W 11,000 Ref C
Salem 10.0 20.5 30.5 1963 A-1 Carbonate T4N R13W 11,000  
Lenox 0.9 2.3 3.2 1965 Niagaran T3N R14E 500  
Lyon 29 1.2 1.0 2.2 2004 Niagaran T1N R1E 237 U-13322
Lyon 34 0.7 0.7 1.4 1997 Niagaran T1N R1E 237 U-11315
Marsac Creek Note 6 0 0 0 1976 Niagaran T4N R15E 2,400 U-4949
Northville (Trenton) Note 5 9.0 13.0 22.0 1965 Trenton T1S R8E 11,000  
Ray 42.5 22.0 64.5 1966 Niagaran T5N R13E 2,000  
Northville 0.7 0.7 1.4 1968 Niagaran T1S R8E 40  
Puttygut 9.5 5.1 14.6 1971 Niagaran T4N R15E 1,150  
Four Corners 2.4 1.4 3.8 1972 Niagaran T4N R15E 400  
Swan Creek 0.4 0.3 0.7 1972 Niagaran T4N R15E 300  
Hessen 12.5 4.5 17.0 1976 Niagaran T4N R15E 1,000  
Total Consumers 151.8 rates  
Lee 8 Storage
  MPSC
Lee 8 2.4 0.6 3.0 1995 Niagaran T1S R5W 160 Ref D
rates
MichCon
  MPSC
Belle River Mills 46.9 29.2 76.1 1965 Niagaran T4N R16E 1,760  
Columbus 15.0 4.6 19.6 1972 Niagaran T4N R15E 1,760  
West Columbus 22.5 4.4 26.9 1973 Niagaran T4N R15E 1,280  
Six Lakes 40.0 28.6 68.6 1953 Mich.Stray T12,13N R7W 50,000  
Total MichCon 124.4 rates   
Michigan Gas Utilities
  MPSC
Partello 1.0 1.0 2.0 1971 Niagaran T1S R5W 160  
Andersen 0.3 0.05 0.35 1975 Niagaran T1S R5W 40  
Cortwright 0.8 0.4 1.2 1979 Niagaran T1S R5W 80 U-4872
Lee 3A 3.0 1.0 4.0 1993 Niagaran T1S R5W 160 U-10106
Total Aquila 5.1 rates 
Mid Michigan Gas Storage
  FERC
Norwich 1.2 7.5 8.7 1951 Mich.Stray T15N R11W 6,400 Ref E 
Orient 1.8 7.9 9.7 1951 Mich.Stray T17N R7W 8,860 Ref E 
Coldwater 1.3 10.4 11.7 1956 Mich.Stray T16N R6W 6,330 Ref E 
Croton 1.4 4.4 5.8 1957 Mich.Stray T12N R11W 3,850 Ref E 
N. Hamilton 0.9 8.2 5.8 1960 Mich.Stray T19N R4W 9,000 Ref E 
Capac Note 3 13.6 24.6 38.2 1978 Niagaran T7N R13E 12,000 U-4818
Total MMGS 0  
SEMCO Energy
  MPSC
Lacey Station 0.17 0.08 0.25 1973 B-Salt T1N R8W 40  
Morton 2.0 1.6 3.6 1974 B Salt T4N R14E 60  
Collin 1.7 1.0 2.7 1979 Niagaran T3N R16E 400  
Lee 2 0.66 0.27 .93 1981 Niagaran T1S R5W 40  
Lee 11 0.64 0.36 1.0 1988 Niagaran T1S R5W 160 U-9076
Yankee Note 7 0 0 0 1977 Niagaran T5N R16E 40 U-5359
Total SEMCO 5.17 rates  
South Romeo Gas Storage
  MPSC 
Washington 28 9.7 1.9 11.6 1990 Niagaran T4N R12E 1,020 Ref F
Southwest Gas Storage
wholly owned subsidary of Panhandle Eastern PLCo FERC
Howell 17.3 13.4 30.7 1962 Niagaran T3N R4E 12,000 CP01-67
Ref G
rates
Washington 10 Storage
  MPSC
Shelby 2 8.1 2.3 10.4 2008 Niagaran T12S R3E 560 Ref I
rates
Washington 10 68.5 8.5 77 1999 Niagaran T4N R12E 2,630 Ref H
rates
Total Wash 10 76.6    
Total
 
Statewide total working volumes 690.27  
 
  Notes:
Note 1: Table Heading Bcf = Billion cubic feet at 14.73 psia pressure base.
Working Gas means the maximum gas that can be cycled in and out of storage. Gas that cannot be cycled is called Base Gas, and provides pressure support.
Note 2: ANR Pipeline Lincoln and Freeman share common reservoir; are considered one storage field. Combined volumes shown.
Note 3: ANR Pipeline sold Capac to Mid Michigan Gas Storage and is being depleted for abandonment.
Note 4: ANR Storage Excelsior 6 and E. Kalkaska share common reservoir, are considered one storage field. Combined volumes shown.
Note 5: Consumers Northville field is scheduled for abandonment. Currently withdrawing gas, which may take up to a decade to deplete reservoir. Field is partially abandoned with some of the wells plugged. This field is not included in Consumers Working Gas total.
Note 6: Consumers Marsac Creek field was abandoned during the first injection cycle.
Note 7: SEMCOs Yankee field was never fully developed.
Reference (recent MPSC, FERC regulatory actions):
Ref A: ANR Eaton, also known as Eaton Rapids Gas Storage, was certificated by MPSC in docket number U-9355 by orders dated November 9, 1989 and September 25, 1991. The FERC granted a blanket certificate in docket number CP90-769-000 by order dated 6/8/90 (51 FERC 62,233).
Ref B: ANR Pipeline. with FERC permission, will replace 2 Bcf of Austin's 16 Bcf of base gas with nitrogen over the next few years. See FERC June 30, 1999 order in docket number CP99-138-000.
Ref B1: ANR Pipeline. filed a Storage Enhancement Project with FERC, on May 30, 2006, in docket number CP06-358-000 which shifted base gas to working gas in Winfield, Loncoln-Freeman, and Reed City, and shirfted 10 Bcf of gas reserved for operations, to working gas.
Ref C: Fields were certificated by FERC in docket numbers G-131 and G-1600, amended in docket number CP97-2-000 by FERC order dated December 19, 1996 as part of Michigan Gas Storage Company, which was merged into Consumers Energy on November 8, 2002..
Ref D: Lee 8 last was certificated by MPSC in docket number U-10602 by order dated September 27, 1994 and order dated April 13, 1995. The FERC last approved rates were in docket number PR00-2-000 by order dated June 28, 2000.
Ref E: Mid Michigan Gas Storage Company purchased these five fields from affiliate ANR Pipeline Company in December, 1998. Sale approved by FERC October 23, 1998 order in docket number CP98-547-000. Norwich and Croton are abandoned. N. Hamilton, Orient and Coldwater are being depleted of base gas and readied for abandonment. No rates on file. FERC August 9, 2004 order in docket number CP04-79 authorized the sale of CAPAC storage field to be depleted and readied for abandonment.
Ref F: South Romeo Gas Storage does not sell any storage service, and has no rates on file. Washington 10 Storage Corporation has contracted for all of the storage from Washington 28.
Ref G: Southwest Gas Storage Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company. On April 1, 1999, Panhandle transferred Howell field to Southwest Gas Storage Company, as approved by FERC December 2, 1998 order in docket number CP97-237-000 approving abandonment.
Ref H: Washington 10 was certificated by MPSC in docket number U-10424 by order dated December 16, 1994 and order dated April 24, 1997, and went into service in April, 1999. The FERC last approved rates were in docket number SA99-30-000 by order dated October 25, 1999. The maximum stabilized wellhead pressure was increased by MPSC in docket number U-14020 by order dated June 29, 2004.
Ref I: Shelby 2 pipeline and storage field was certificated by MPSC in docket number U-15149 by order dated June 12, 2007, with a projected in-service date of April 2008.
Ref J: Kimball 27 was certificated by MPSC in docket number U-12209 by order dated February 22, 2000, and went into service in September, 2001. The connecting pipeline was certificated by MPSC in docket number U-12357 by order dated September 18, 2000. The FERC last approved rates were in docket number CP04-80-000 by order dated July 13, 2004.
Ref K: Columbus 3 was certificated by MPSC in docket number U-13776 by order dated July 8, 2003, and went into service during the 2004 injection season. The connecting pipelines were certificated by MPSC in docket numbers U-13896 by order dated January 22, 2004, U-13926 by order dated May 18, 2004 and U-14023 by order dated May 18, 2004. The FERC granted Bluewater Gas Storage a Presidential Permit (to begin sending and receiving natural gas over the Canadian border) in docket no CP04-105-000 by order dated November 24, 2004
Ref L: Kalkaska 13/35 was certificated by MPSC in docket number U-15254 by order dated August 21, 2007, with an expected in service date of April 2008. The connecting pipeline was certificated by MPSC in docket number U-15291 by order dated September 25, 2007.
Ref M: Coldsprings 1 was certificated by FERC in docket number CP06-464 by order dated May 31, 2007, with an in service date of April 2008. The connecting pipeline was certificated by MPSC in docket number U-15291 by order dated September 25, 2007.
Rates: For rate information, see MPSC rate books and FERC tariff books.
  Location:
  For locations of storage fields, see Michigan natural gas pipeline and storage field maps page. See also About Michigan's Natural Gas Industry, Storage, Gas Utility Transporation Programs - Description and History, Gas Storage.
 Data Source: MPSC orders and files.
  For more information, please contact Engineering Section at 517-241-6122
  or Travis Warner at 517-241-9271 or warnert3@michigan.gov.
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