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MarkWest's Seneca I plant begins processing natural gas

By Bob Downing Published: November 7, 2013

Ohio has new natural gas-processing capacity.

MarkWest Energy Partners' Seneca I plant in Noble County came online this week.

It offers 200 million cubic feet per day of capacity.

Previously, the plant offered 45 million cubic feet of interim refrigeration.

Seneca II is under construction and should be online in about six weeks. It will provide another 200 million cubic feet.

Seneca III with another 200 millioncubic feet is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter 2014.

Seneca is the second MarkWest processing plant in Ohio to open. The first was the Cadiz plant that offers 185 million cubic feet of capacity. That includes 60 million cubic feet of interim refrigeration and 125 million cubic feet of Cadiz I.

Cadiz II is due to open int he third quarter 2014 with 200 million cubic feet more.

Utica East Ohio Buckeye Midstream opened the first processing plant last July in Kensington in Columbiana County. It can process 200 million cubic feet and three additions are in the works.




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