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MarkWest Energy expanding Marcellus production capacity

MarkWest Energy Partners is expanding its Marcellus shale natural gas processing capacity by adding two new cryogenic processing plants at its complexes in Doddridge and Wetzel counties.

The company announced Wednesday it will build an additional 200 million cubic feet per day processing plant at its Sherwood complex in Doddridge County at the request of Antero Resources Corp. Antero is the anchor producer supporting the complex and the additional capacity will allow it to process 1.2 billion cubic feet a day by the second quarter of 2015.

The company will build a similar plant at its Mobley complex in Wetzel County at the request of EQT Corp. That will bring that facility’s total capacity to 920 million cubic feet a day.

“We are very excited to continue developing critical midstream infrastructure on behalf of Antero and EQT,” said Frank Semple, MarkWest’s chairman, president and CEO. “The ongoing success of our producer customers is truly impressive and our Sherwood and Mobley complexes are two of our premier assets in the rich-gas areas of the Marcellus Shale.”

MarkWest expanding Marcellus production


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