Fourth gas producer signs with MarkWest
Another oil and gas producer has signed on to ship its product through the MarkWest Utica EMG facility under construction near Cadiz.
PDC Energy, based in Denver, will have the Cadiz operations — a joint venture between MarkWest Energy Partners and the Energy and Minerals Group — provide gathering, processing, fractionation and marketing services for its wells in Guernsey County.
MarkWest Utica EMG is building facilities near Cadiz in Harrison County and Seneca in Noble County. Plans are for PDC liquid gas to be processed at both MarkWest facilities by the end the of this year.
Additionally, MarkWest is developing 100,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity in Harrison County. The facility will include marketing access by truck, rail and pipeline. When completed, MarkWest, with its EMG partnership, said it will have the largest processing and fractionation capacity in the Utica shale.
MarkWest plans to connect its Ohio natural gas processing facilities to similar operations it has in Houston, Pa., to process natural gas produced by Marcellus shale wells.
PDC is the fourth major producer operating in southeast Ohio that has signed a long-term, fee-based agreement to use the MarkWest Utica EMG facilities. Also relying on the facilities are Gulfport Energy, Antero Resources and Rex Energy.