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The Spire Storage facility is a critical component of U.S. energy infrastructure because of its connections with five of the most important natural gas pipelines serving the Western U.S., and due to its proximity to the Opal Hub, a major gas trading hub located in Lincoln County, Wyoming. 

This facility comprises two underground natural gas storage fields adjacent to and connected with each other: the Clear Creek Field and the Belle Butte Field, near Evanston, Wyoming, in Uinta County. 

The Spire Storage gas storage facility can serve major markets throughout the Western U.S., including Southern and Northern California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, the Pacific Northwest and the Desert Southwest through the facility’s pipeline connections:

  • Kern River Gas Transmission
  • Ruby Pipeline
  • MountainWest Pipeline
  • MountainWest Overthrust Pipeline
  • Northwest Pipeline

Spire Storage serves customer groups including electric utilities, gas utilities, pipelines, industrial manufacturers, gas marketers/traders and natural gas producers.  

The facility’s two storage fields are connected and operated in an integrated manner and currently provide firm and interruptible storage services and interruptible wheeling services at market-based rates. 

The facility is led by a dedicated operations team, with strong experience in natural gas processing, gathering, exploration and production operations, and a commitment to ensuring the integrity of customer needs.

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Looking back at the past as we prepare for America's energy future

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2017

Spire Inc. acquires Ryckman Creek Resources LLC, a 35-Bcf gas storage facility in Wyoming. Facility is rebranded as Belle Butte Facility  

2018

Spire Inc. acquires smaller, adjacent facility, Clear Creek Storage Company, LLC, a 4-Bcf gas storage facility in Wyoming.  

2019

Spire Inc. receives approval from FERC to combine operations into one FERC Certificate as Spire Storage. While the facilities are FERC certificated for up to 39 Bcf to allow for future growth, Spire Storage’s responsible operations approach is to sell only the storage that we can deliver today, which is a combined working gas capacity of 16-19 Bcf. 

Scott Smith joins Spire as president of Spire Storage and Spire STL Pipeline, to lead the company's operations and commercialization of natural gas storage facilities in Wyoming and pipelines serving Spire in eastern Missouri and other midwestern U.S. markets. 

2020/2021

Spire Storage completes modifications/construction at Belle Butte Facility, including new liquid separation vessels, gas processing equipment and controls, all contained in a 6,300 sq. ft expansion of the existing gas processing building. 

2022

Spire Storage is currently working through the FERC process to expand the Clear Creek facility in order to double our maximum withdrawal and injection rates and to boost our reservoir total by about 52%, to meet growing demand from our customers, and to serve projected demand as natural gas reliability becomes increasingly more important in the western U.S. 

The expansion project will increase Spire Storage’s total underground working gas storage capacity from 23 Bcf to 39 Bcf, and involves the addition of injection and withdrawal wells, compression, pipeline infrastructure, and gas processing capability. Capital expenditures for the project are expected to total $195 million.

As demand continues to grow for the affordable and reliable form of energy natural gas provides, Spire Storage is well suited to meet the evolving energy needs of the western U.S. 

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See how we use our energy to give back to communities in Wyoming

Spire Storage is a proud community partner and has relationships with several organizations across southwest Wyoming, including:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Evanston
  • Evanston Cowboy Days
  • United Way of Southwest Wyoming
  • Evanston Volunteer Firefighters
  • University of Wyoming Extension
  • 4-H in Uinta County

For example, we recently sponsored the Evanston Youth Community Carnival, an event that provided needed school supplies, hygiene items and haircuts to nearly 200 young people. We're also pleased to sponsor Evanston Cowboy Days, an annual event that draws families from throughout the surrounding areas for activities, food and music that promote the western spirit.

Learn more about Spire Inc.'s dedication to the communities we serve >

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Learn more about Spire Storage's commitment to doing the right thing by people and the planet

One of our core values is safety, and there's nothing more important to us than protecting people and the planet we all share. 

At Spire Storage, we take several actions to help Spire Inc. meet its goal to becoming a carbon neutral company by 2050 and to protect the environment. For example:

  • We use renewable solar energy at all well pads
  • Participate in local oil filter recycling programs
  • Conduct aerial leak surveys to monitor and reduce methane emissions

Our team of professionals also works diligently to ensure the safety of our operations. We conduct ongoing monitoring and surveillance, routine inspections and maintenance work to keep our facilities safe. Plus, we train with first responders to help bring our safety protocols to life, so we're prepared for anything.

Learn more about Spire's commitment to sustainability >

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