Slug Bug

The large gray vessel pictured above , called a slug catcher, was on its way through Herscher to the Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Pipeline. During the winter months when natural gas is withdrawn from the Mt. Simon aquifer, the slug catcher separates the free water and sand from the gas stream in order to protect downstream equipment and provide clean, dry natural gas. The slug catcher is now in its new location south of Herscher.

HERSCHER PILOT photo