Tumbleweed Midstream Acquires Ladder Creek Helium Plant and Gathering System

Gas Compression Magazine

Tumbleweed Midstream LLC (Tumbleweed) has acquired the Ladder Creek Helium Plant and Gathering System from DCP Midstream LP. Located in Cheyenne County, Colorado, USA, the plant serves natural gas producers operating in eastern Colorado and western Kansas, which includes the Morrow, Mississippian, Spergen, Chester, and Marmaton formations. The natural gas produced in the region has a helium content as high as 3%. The plant was built in 1997 by Union Pacific Resources (Union Pacific) to separate helium from the natural gas stream and liquefy it for transport to market. DCP Midstream acquired the Ladder Creek system from Union Pacific in 1999.