MarkWest Utica EMG LLC, a joint venture between MarkWest Energy Partners LP and The Energy and Minerals Group, has agreements with PDC Energy Inc. to provide gathering, processing, fractionation, and marketing services in the Utica Shale in Ohio.
MarkWest Utica EMG expects to shortly begin gathering and processing PDC’s liquids-rich gas production from Guernsey County, OH. Initial production from PDC’s Utica operations will be processed at the Cadiz complex in Harrison County. PDC’s gas will be transported via MarkWest Utica EMG’s high-pressure rich-gas header system to the Seneca complex located in Noble County for processing.
Early next year MarkWest Utica EMG and MarkWest are expected to complete installation of 100,000 bpd of C2+ fractionation capacity in Harrison County that will include extensive marketing access by truck, rail, and pipeline. When completed, MarkWest Utica EMG and MarkWest will have the largest processing and fractionation capacity in the Utica Shale.