Local Project Benefits
Wabash represents a significant investment in Edgar County and is expected to provide tax revenue that will contribute to providing quality public services.
During construction Wabash and its contractors will employ up to 100 individuals.
Once in operation, the facility will have eight to 10 permanent, full-time employees.
Wabash is a responsible corporate citizen and looks forward to supporting the future of Edgar County.
The storage facility will include the Elbridge Field (2,500 acres) and the Nevins Field (2,300 acres), which are subsurface geologic structures located, more or less, side-by-side along Terre Haute Road in Edgar County, Illinois, midway between Paris, Illinois, and Terre Haute, Indiana.
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Wabash Gas Storage, LLC (Wabash) is developing a new gas storage facility that will be available in early 2013 for natural gas end-users and their suppliers to manage the cost of natural gas to consumers by storing it in underground geologic formations.
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The natural gas market is experiencing an increasing need for gas storage, and for services that include greater transportation flexibility than is currently available.
Located in Illinois, south of the Chicago metroplex, Wabash is projected to have a working storage capacity of 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The new gas storage facility is being redeveloped at a site previously used for seasonal gas storage. It is less than 2.8 miles from the Paris Compressor Station (CS-2115) of the Midwestern Gas Transmission Co. pipeline (Midwestern), which extends from northern Tennessee to the Joliet Hub near Joliet, Illinois. Midwestern interconnects to thirteen major interstate pipelines, including Rockies Express, and has numerous interconnects with power plants and local gas distribution companies.
Simulated view of the proposed Elbridge Central Facility, facing southwest from its entrance
on Terre Haute Road.
Simulated view of the proposed Elbridge Central Facility, facing northwest from 175th Road.