MarkWest Signs Customer to Keystone Facility

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By Sam Kusic

MarkWest Energy Partners has added a customer to its Keystone processing facility in Butler County.

In its third-quarter earnings release, the company announced that it will be providing processing, fractionation and natural gas liquids marketing services to PennEnergy Resources, an independent producer operating in Butler, Beaver and Armstrong counties.

MarkWest is in a growth mode, and in the Marcellus Shale basin alone, it intends to add 16 processing and fractionation facilities, MarkWest CEO Frank Semple said during the company’s conference call to discuss earnings.

He said the company expects to process 5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day next year. He also said the company is on pace to become the largest natural gas producer in the U.S. sometime over the next few years.

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