MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources, L.L.C., a partnership between MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. and The Energy & Minerals Group, have executed a long-term agreement with affiliates of Chesapeake Energy Corporation to provide additional natural gas midstream services for Chesapeake’s substantial Marcellus acreage in northern West Virginia.
MarkWest Liberty will provide the midstream services at its Majorsville, WV processing complex, which includes a 135 MMcf/d cryogenic gas processing plant that is operating near capacity. MarkWest Liberty is nearing completion of a second 135 MMcf/d cryogenic plant at Majorsville and is evaluating the addition of a third plant. The natural gas liquids (NGLs) recovered at Majorsville are transported via pipeline to MarkWest Liberty’s fractionation, storage, and marketing complex in Houston, PA.
By mid 2012, MarkWest Liberty will operate 745 MMcf/d of cryogenic processing capacity serving Marcellus rich-gas producers in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia from its Houston, Majorsville, and recently announced Logansport processing complexes. In addition, MarkWest Liberty provides integrated NGL transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing services critical to optimizing rich-gas development in the northeast United States.