Michigan Natural Gas Inactive Storage Field Summary

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

 

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 Michigan Stray 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 storage.  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 abandoned 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 readied 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

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