According to MarkWest, the Cadiz processing complex will include a de-ethanization facility where ethane will be produced and delivered into the ATEX Express ethane pipeline. This pipeline will transport ethane from the Utica and Marcellus shale regions to the Gulf Coast for cracking.
The propane, butane and other, heavier natural gas liquids will flow via pipeline from Cadiz to the Hopedale fractionator for further separation. Together, these facilities will represent the largest fractionation and marketing complex in the Utica Shale, providing 100,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity by early next year, MarkWest officials said.
In addition to its Harrison processing complex, MarkWest is developing a second processing complex in Noble County. The Harrison and Noble processing complexes will be connected through a gathering system to the Harrison fractionation complex.
Joseph F. Barone