Pioneer Energy unveils mobile gas processing solution

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Pioneer Energy President Robert Zubrin and Congressman Ed Perlmutter open the manufacturing plant at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Pioneer Energy President Robert Zubrin and Congressman Ed Perlmutter open the manufacturing plant at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Congratulations to Green Tape client Pioneer Energy, which opened a new manufacturing plant Tuesday, October 7 in Lakewood, Colorado to produce its Mobile Alkane Gas Separator for the oil and gas industry.

The MAGS, as it’s called, is a mobile natural gas processing system for use at oil wells. It dramatically reduces or completely eliminates the need for environmentally harmful flaring by turning raw natural gas into commodities that create additional revenue streams for oil producers.

According to Pioneer Energy President, Robert Zubrin, Ph.D., the MAGS system converts raw, wet natural gas flaring pollutants into a valuable resource. “This fully mobile, integrated gas processing plant takes wet flare gas that is now being burned as waste and turns it into useful products. Natural gas can be shipped to market — or even used to propel cars at less than half the cost we’re now paying for gasoline. And dry pipeline-quality natural gas can be used to drive field generators at a fraction of the cost operators are now paying for diesel fuel. MAGS does this while running itself on the ethane part of the flare gas that nobody wants.”

He added, “It does all this, while doing the public a a favor, by getting rid of an annoying flare.”

Along with Zubrin, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper cut the ribbon, and officially opened the MAGS manufacturing facility for business. “When you’re sending methane directly into the atmosphere, I don’t care how you measure it, that’s not a good thing. And to take that [MAGS], without any government subsidy, and transform it into something that is no longer waste, but is a beneficial source of energy, that’s how fortunes are made.”

Green Tape provides accounting services for Pioneer Energy, which is a spinoff of Pioneer Astronauatics.