Michigan Natural Gas Storage Field Summary

Data on underground natural gas storage fields in Michigan, summarized by gas company that operates each field.

 

  1. Active Fields
  2. Inactive Fields

 

ANR Eaton

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Eaton Rapids 36 13.5 2.7 16.2 1990 Niagaran T2N R3W 2,484 Ref A
                MPSC rates

ANR Pipeline

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Austin 7 16 23.1 1941 Michigan Stray T14N R9W 9,000 Ref B
Reed City 13.2 15.7 28.9 1947 Michigan Stray T17N R10W 15,000 Ref B1
Goodwell 19.3 12.4 31.7 1948 Michigan Stray T14N R11W 8,500  

Lincoln 

Freeman  Note 2

17 18.7 35.7 1950 Michigan Stray

T18N R5W

T18N R5W

10,000

10,500

Ref B1
Winfield 6.8 9.1 15.9 1950 Michigan Stray T12N R9W 3,850 Ref B1
Loreed 22 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 1981 Niagaran T30N R1W 640  
Cold Springs 1 14 6 20 2008 Niagaran T28N R6W 155 Ref C
Total ANR Pipeline 133.8             FERC rates

ANR Storage

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
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 CP94-291
Cold Springs 31 4.6 0.7 5.3 1981 Niagaran T27N R6W 900 CP94-291
Excelsior 6 / E. Kalkaska  Note 3 10.8 1.5 12.3 1981 Niagaran T27N R7W 1,300 CP94-291
Total ANR Storage 55.8             FERC rates

Blue Lake Storage

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Blue Lake 18 47.1 7 54.1 1992 Niagaran T28N R5W 1,500 CP95-656
                FERC rates

Bluewater Gas Storage

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Columbus 3 26.2 4.8 31 2004 Niagaran T5N R15E 549 Ref D
Kimball 27 3 0.5 3.5 2001 Niagaran T6N R16E 230 Ref E
Total Bluewater Gas Storage 29.2             FERC rates, MPSC rates

Consumers Energy

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Cranberry Lake 11 17.2 28.2 1947 Michigan Stray T20N R5W 24,000 Ref F
Winterfield 25.3 47 72.3 1947 Michigan Stray T20N R6W 24,500 Ref F
Overisel 23 30 53 1960 A-1 Carbonate T4N R14W 11,000  
Ira 2 4.3 6.3 1961 Niagaran T3N R15E 800  
Riverside 1.5 7.5 9 1962 Michigan Stray T21N R7W 11,000 Ref F
Salem 11.6 18.9 30.5 1963 A-1 Carbonate T4N R13W 11,000  
Lenox 1.2 2 3.2 1965 Niagaran T3N R14E 500  
Lyon 29 1.2 1 2.2 2004 Niagaran T1N R7E 237 U-13322
Lyon 34Note 4 0.7 0.7 1.4 1997 Niagaran T1N R7E 237 U-11315
Ray 48.1 17.3 65.4 1966 Niagaran T5N R13E 2,000  
NorthvilleNote 4 0.5 0.7 1.2 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 1976 Niagaran T4N R15E 1,000  
Total Consumers Energy 150.9             MPSC rates

DTE Gas Company

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Belle River Mills 46.9 29.2 76.1 1965 Niagaran T4N R16E 1,760  
Columbus 15 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 28.6 68.6 1953 Michigan Stray T12N R7W,T13N R7W 50,000  
Total DTE Gas Company 124.4             MPSC rates

Lee 8

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Lee 8 2.4 0.6 3 1995 Niagaran T1S R5W 160 Ref G
                MPSC rates

MGU

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Partello-AndersenNote 5 0.8 2.6 3.3 1971 Niagaran T1S R5W 160  
Cortwright 0.7 0.5 1.2 1979 Niagaran T1S R5W 80 U-4872
Lee 3 / Lee 3A 1.5 1.2 2.7 1993 Niagaran T1S R5W 160 U-10106
Total MGUNote 6 5.1             MPSC rates

SEMCO Energy

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Lacey Station 0.17 0.08 0.25 1973 B-Salt T1N R8W 40  
Morton 2 1.6 3.6 1974 B-Salt T4N R14E 60  
Collin 1.7 1 2.7 1979 Niagaran T3N R16E 400  
Lee 2 0.66 0.27 0.93 1981 Niagaran T1S R5W 40  
Lee 11 0.64 0.36 1 1988 Niagaran T1S R5W 160 U-9076
Total SEMCO Energy 5.17             MPSC rates

South Romeo Gas Storage

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Washington 28 9.7 1.9 11.6 1990 Niagaran T4N R12E 1,020 Ref H
                MPSC rates

Southwest Gas Storage

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Howell 17.3 13.4 30.7 1962 Niagaran T3N R4E 12,000 CP01-67, Ref I
                FERC rates

Washington 10 Storage

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference
Working Base Total
Shelby 2 8.1 2.3 10.4 2008 Niagaran T3N R12E 560 Ref J
Washington 10 68.5 8.5 77 1999 Niagaran T4N R12E 2,630 Ref K
Total Washington 10 Storage 76.6             MPSC rates

Total

Statewide Working Volume 671              

 

Notes

Note 1

BCF = Billion cubic feet at 14.73 psia pressure base. Working gas means the maximum gas that can be cycled in and out of straoge.  Base Gas means gas that is not cycled in and provides pressure support. 

Note 2 ANR Pipeline Lincoln and Freeman share common reservoir and are considered one storage field.  Combined volumes shown.
Note 3 ANR Stroage Excelsior 6 and E. Kalkaska share common reservoir and are considered one storage field.  Combined volumes shown.
Note 4 Consumers reports the summed storage field capacity for Lyons 34 and Northville to EIA as Northville.
Note 5 MGU operates Partello and Andersen fields as one storage field.
Note 6 MGU reports the summed storage field capacity for all fields to EIA as Partello. 

 

Reference (MPSC and FERC regulatory actions)

Ref A ANR Eaton, also known as Eaton Rapids Gas Storage, was certificated by the MPSC in docket number U-9355 by order dated November 9, 1999 and order dated September 25, 1991. The FERC granted a blanket certificate in docket number CP90-769-000 by order dated June 8, 1990 (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.  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, Lincoln-Freeman, and Reed City, and shifted 10 BCF of gas reserved for operations to working gas. 
Ref C 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
Ref D 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 E 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 F 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 G Lee 8 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 H South Romeo Gas Storage does not stell any storage service and has not rates on file.  Washington 10 Storage Corporation has contracted for all of the storage from Washington 28.
Ref I 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 order dated December 2, 1998 in docket number CP97-237-000 approving abandonment.
Ref J 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 K 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 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. {MOVE TO INACTIVE}}
Rates For rate information, see MPSC rate books and FERC tariff books.

 

Contact

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CMS Gas Transmission Company

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference Field Status
Working Base Total
Kalkaska 13/35 18.4 2.1 20.5 2008 Niagaran T27N R8W 210 Ref A Note 2

Consumers Energy

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference Field Status
Working Base Total
Marsac Creek 0 0 0 1976 Niagaran T4N R15E 2,400 U-4949 Note 3
Northville (Trenton) 9 13 22 1965 Trenton T1S R8E 11,000   Abandoned, Note 4

Mid Michigan Gas Storage

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference Field Status
Working Base Total
Norwich 1.2 7.5 8.7 1951 Michigan Stray T15N R11W 6,400 Ref B Abandoned
Orient 1.8 7.9 9.7 1951 Michigan Stray T17N R7W 8,860 Ref B Abandoned
Coldwater 1.3 10.4 11.7 1956 Michigan Stray T16N R6W 6,330 Ref B Abandoned
Croton 1.4 4.4 5.8 1957 Michigan Stray T12N R11W 3,850 Ref B Abandoned
N. Hamilton 0.9 8.2 9.1 1960 Michigan Stray T19N R4W 9,000 Ref B Abandoned
Capac 13.6 24.6 38.2 1978 Niagaran T7N R13E 12,000 U-4818 Depleting, Note 5

New Haven Energy

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference Field Status
Working Base Total
New Haven 47 29 76 1965 Niagaran T4N R16E 1,760   Abandoned

SEMCO Energy

Field Name Capacity VolumesNote 1 (BCF) Year Converted Formation Location Area Reference Field Status
Working Base Total
Yankee 0 0 0 1977 Niagaran T5N R16E 40 U-5359 Note 6

Notes

Note 1

BCF = Billion cubic feet at 14.73 psia pressure base. Working gas means the maximum gas that can be cycled in and out of straoge.  Base Gas means gas that is not cycled in and provides pressure support. 

Note 2 CMS Gas Transmission Company's Kalkaska 13/35 field was not fully developed.
Note 3 Consumers Energy's Marsac Creek field was abaonded during the first injection cycle.
Note 4 Consumers Energy's Northville (Trenton) field is scheduled for abandonment and is currently withdrawing gas, which may take up to a decade to deplete the reservoir. The field is partially abandoned with some of the wells plugged.  This field is not included in the Consumers Energy total for Working Gas.
Note 5 ANR Pipeline sold Capac field to Mid Michigan Gas Storage and the field is being depleted for abandonment. 
Note 6 SEMCO Energy's Yankee field was not fully developed.

Reference (MPSC and FERC regulatory actions)

Ref A 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 B Mid Michigan Gas Storage Company purchased the Norwich, Orient, Coldwater, Croton, and N. Hamilton storage fields from affiliate ANR Pipeline Company in December 1998.  Sale approved by FERC order dated October 23, 1998 in docket number CP98-547-000.  Norwich and Croton are abandoned.  N. Hamilton, Orient, and Coldwater are being depleted for base gas and readieed for abandonment.  No rates are on file. FERC order dated August 9, 2004 in docket number CP04-79 authorized the sale of the Capac field to be depleted and readied for abandonment. 
Rates For rate information, see MPSC rate books and FERC tariff books.

Contact

For more information, please contact the Gas Operations Section at 517-284-8220.