The E&B Resources Facility near New
- An annual SSRRC safety audit was completed on November 2, 2011.
An onshore gas processing facility that handles gas production
from the South
The E&B Resources Plant 10 Gas
Plant is located approximately three
miles southwest of the town of New
Cuyama in Santa Barbara County.
E & B Resources Location
Overhead View of the E & B Resources
- The gas processing facility is surrounded by a 640
acre oil field located in the southern Cuyama Valley.
The facility includes an office, compression plant,
warehouse, shops, and associated natural gas and processing
infra-structure to remove heavier hydrocarbons, Hydrogen
S ulfide and Carbon Dioxide to produce sales quality
- Distributed via tanker truck
- Product Destination:
- Varies according to season and market demand
- Largely sent to distribution network in Kern County
- Distributed via sales gas line to utility.
- On October 27, 2008, the Energy Division prepared a Substantial Conformity Determination with a follow-up Land Use Permit (LUP), to E&B Resources originally approved permit number 87-DP-095, to install a Nitrogen Removal Unit (NRU) at the E&B Resources’ (E&B) Gas Plant #10 near New Cuyama. The NRU removes a certain amount of nitrogen from the natural gas to have a natural gas product of only 3% nitrogen. The nitrogen removal to this percentage insures that E&B’s gas remains compliant with Southern California Gas Company inert standards. The removed nitrogen is compressed and injected into the waste water wells.
- In October of 2007, the Hallador
Cuyama Plant 10 facility was sold to
E&B Resources; the facility is
now owned and operated by E&B Resources.
- In early 2003, former operator
Hallador received all permits and implemented
two process improvements to the existing
gas processing facility:
- CO2 Treatment System – An
amine-based system to remove excess
CO2 from the natural gas stream
was implemented to meet a new inert
percentage ceiling on the sales
gas stream to the gas company.
- LPG Handling Process Changes – Instituted
the cessation of LPG storage and
truck loading operations at the
facility. LPGs are now introduced
into the existing crude oil stream
transported via pipeline. The absence
of LPG storage and trucking operations
reduces the potential hazards at
- The facility has operated
under a series of owners, including
Arco, Stream Energy and Hallador.
- The Gas Plant has been permitted
to process gas since 1988.