MarkWest Energy to expand fractionation capacity at Ohio NGL complex

MarkWest Energy Partners and The Energy & Minerals Group EMG plan to add additional capacity at their Hopedale fractionation and marketing complex in Harrison County, Ohio, the companies announced on Thursday.The move comes in order to meet growing natural gas liquids NGLs production in the Utica and Marcellus Shale regions under new contracted commitments from numerous producer customers.The Hopedale complex is jointly owned by a subsidiary of MarkWest and MarkWest Utica EMG, a joint venture between MarkWest and EMG.The expansion will double the propane and heavier fractionation capacity at the Hopedale complex to 120,000 bpd and is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2015.

via MarkWest Energy to expand fractionation capacity at Ohio NGL complex | Hydrocarbon Processing | June 2014.

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