Partnership Plans Rich-Gas Gathering And Processing Facilities

June 2010 Vol. 237 No. 6

NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage (NGT&S) and MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources, LLC, announced continued joint development of new natural gas gathering, processing, and transmission projects to support increased Marcellus production volumes in the northern West Virginia area of the Appalachian Basin.

The companies are discussing with natural gas producers and intrastate pipelines plans to provide new rich-gas gathering and processing services in association with NGT&S assets near its Smithfield, WV compressor station. The gathering and transmission assets are part of NGT&S’ pipeline network and will serve producers in Marshall, Wetzel, and Doddridge counties in WV. Natural gas will also be gathered through non-affiliated gathering systems in Marion, Harrison, Tyler, and Pleasants counties.

The affiliated and non-affiliated pipeline systems will deliver gas into Smithfield where MarkWest Liberty plans to install a 120 MMcf/d cryogenic processing facility as early as mid-2011 and could increase the capacity to 240 MMcf/d by mid-2012. A portion of the transmission capacity could be available for service by November with the remaining capacity available by April 2011.

For information regarding securing capacity, contact Brian Blount at 304-357-2626 or

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