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MarkWest announces two deals in Marcellus shale

By Bob Downing Published: May 6, 2012

MarkWest Energy Partners LP has announced two deals related to development of the Marcellus shale, reports

The first covers a long-term, fee-based arrangement with affiliates of Chesapeake Energy to expand Marcellus gas processing capacity in a 185-square-mile area that includes portions of Brooke, Ohio and Marshall counties in West Virginia and Washington County in southwest Pennsylvania.

The second is a long-term, fee-based arrangement with Antero Resourcs to install significant gathering pipeline facilities in Doddridge and Harrison counties in northern West Virginia.

MakWest will expand its gas-processing facility at Moundsville with the addition of two cryogenic facilities, in exchange for Chesapeake's dedication of acreage to the Moundsville processing complex.

The new units are expected to be operational in late 2013 and mid 2014.

MarkWest had previously announced plans for Utica shale fractionation facilities in Harrison County in eastern Ohio.





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