mmBy Bob Downing
A Denver-based company is continuing to expand its processing facilities for natural gas and liquids in Ohio’s Utica Shale region.
MarkWest Energy Partners has announced seven major infrastructure projects, including two new projects in Ohio.
Among the projects is an expansion at the gas-processing plant at Cadiz in Harrison County. Known as Cadiz III, the addition is scheduled to be completed in early 2015 and will increase capacity there to about 525 million cubic feet per day.
Capacity at the Cadiz complex currently tops out at about 125 million cubic feet per day. That will grow to 325 million cubic feet per day in September with the addition of Cadiz II and will grow again with the completion of Cadiz III, says MarkWest Utica EMG, a partnership between MarkWest and the Texas-based Energy and Minerals Group.
The second project will expand the Hopedale fractionation complex in northern Harrison County. The plant is handling 60,000 barrels per day, and with the expansion early next year that will grow to 120,000 barrels per day in separating propane and other natural gas liquids.