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Ohio Utica Shale

Site near Hanoverton chosen for processing facility

By Bob Downing Published: May 18, 2012

Utica East Ohio Midstream LLC has purchased 117 acres off state Route 644 south of Hanoverton in Columbiana County for a new collection and compression site for natural gas.

The site was sold for $1.8 million, the Review reported.

The firm is a subsidiary created by M3 Midstream, which is involved with Chesapeake Midstream and EV Energy Partners.

The plant's initial capacity will be 600 million cubic feet per day. It includes a cryogenic processing plant that extracts natural gas liquids from the shale gas.

The dry natural gas from the Hanoverton plant will be pumped into natural gas pipelines.

M3, also known as Momentum, will build the Hanoverton plant over five years with the first phase erxpected to begin operations in May 2013.

Chesapeake Energy and its affiliates have a 59 percent interest, followed by M3 with a 33 percent interest and EV Energy at 8 percent, the paper said.





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