Natural Gas Futures Rally as Plant Issues Reverse Earlier Decline; AECO Cash Up on Compressor Issues

Natural Gas Futures Rally as Plant Issues Reverse Earlier Decline; AECO Cash Up on Compressor Issues

Seven proved to be the natural gas market’s lucky number on Wednesday. Nymex futures managed to overcome an early decline and extended their streak of consecutive gains another day. The August Nymex futures contract settled 2.0 cents higher day/day at $3.650. September edged up 1.8 cents to $3.624. Spot gas prices, however, buckled across the…

June 30, 2021

MarkWest Outage Resolved After Cutting 2 Bcf/d-Plus of Ohio Production

Operations were back to normal on Wednesday in the Appalachian Basin, only days after MarkWest Energy Partners LP declared a force majeure following an operational issue at its Hopedale Fractionation Facility in southeast Ohio that knocked out a large amount of natural gas production.

May 22, 2019

Range Loses Some 4Q Production After Appalachian Processing Curtailment

Range Resources Corp. said Monday that it lost 10 Bcfe of production during the fourth quarter due to unspecified operational issues at two natural gas processing facilities in southwest Pennsylvania operated by MarkWest Energy Partners LP.

January 7, 2019

Four Injured in Storage Tank Fire at MarkWest Plant in Pennsylvania

Four people were injured late Thursday when storage tanks caught fire at MarkWest Energy Partners LP’s Houston Processing and Fractionation facility in southwest Pennsylvania, according to the company.

December 14, 2018
MPLX Testing Shipper Support for New Appalachian NGL Pipeline

MPLX Testing Shipper Support for New Appalachian NGL Pipeline

An MPLX LP subsidiary launched a binding open season on Wednesday for commitments on a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline that would serve growing volumes in the Appalachian Basin.

September 13, 2018

MarkWest Fined $610K for Pennsylvania Air Emission Violations

MPLX affiliates MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resources LLC and Ohio Gathering Co. LLC will perform a trio of environmental projects and pay a $610,000 civil penalty for air emission violations at natural gas facilities in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania through a settlement with the Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

April 24, 2018

Township Clears MarkWest NatGas Processing Plant, But Pennsylvania OK Still Needed

Smith Township supervisors in Pennsylvania have signed-off on MPLX LP subsidiary MarkWest Energy Partners LP’s plans to build a 200 MMcf/d natural gas processing facility, but the company is still waiting on an air permit from state regulators to begin construction.

September 20, 2017

MarkWest Ready to Build Pennsylvania NatGas Processing Complex

MPLX LP Subsidiary MarkWest Energy Partners LP plans to start construction on a 200 MMcf/d natural gas processing facility in southwest Pennsylvania this month, according to plans submitted to local authorities.

August 18, 2017

Antero Buys-In to MarkWest Assets Advancing Appalachian Ambitions

Antero Midstream Partners LP (AM) said late Monday that it would buy in to the largest natural gas liquids infrastructure system in the Appalachian Basin through a unique 50/50 joint venture with MarkWest Energy Partners LP.

February 7, 2017

Briefs — Marathon Petroleum Corp., MPLX LP, MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Basic Energy

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) announced Wednesday that John Mollenkopf, COO for MarkWest operations following the merger between MPC’s midstream limited partnership, MPLX LP, and MarkWest Energy Partners LP, has decided to retire after a 33-year career in the energy industry (see Shale Daily,July 13, 2015;May 13, 2015). “John’s impact on MarkWest will be recognized long after he retires, particularly in the influential leadership role he played in growing the company’s operations and facilities, which have provided best-in-class service to our customers for over a decade,” MPC CEO Gary Heminger said in a statement. Gregory Floerke, the current chief commercial officer (CCO) for MarkWest Assets, will assume Mollenkopf’s post and report to MPLX President Donald Templin (see Shale Daily,April 9, 2014). Randy Nickerson, who currently serves as MPC’s executive vice president for corporate strategy, will be appointed CCO for MarkWest Assets and also report to Templin. Nickerson will continue in his role to develop overall strategy around midstream assets as they relate to MarkWest, MPLX and MPC. Both Floerke and Nickerson will maintain offices in Denver. The changes will take effect on Oct. 1.

August 24, 2016
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