By AMY GAREIS
News-Herald Staff Writer
CADIZ- The first gas processing facility in Ohio is officially up and running as MarkWest begins operating its cryogenic facility at the Cadiz-Harrison County Industrial Park. It will include multiple plants and a de-ethanization facility, while heavier natural gas liquids would flow via pipeline to a fractionator near Hopedale.
Operations for the processing facility got under way in mid-May and put the company on track with its plans for the multimillion-dollar complex. It has been more than a year since the Colorado-based company and its joint venture partner, The Energy and Minerals Group (EMG), a Texas-based private equity firm, took a $1.05 million option on 207 acres at the industrial park in a deal with village officials and the Cadiz Community Improvement Corp. to accommodate the plant. In addition, MarkWest established a field office at 101 E. Market St. in Cadiz with plans to expand to a new building across from the complex.
“It was pretty much on schedule. That’s the first large-scale cryogenics plant in Ohio,” noted company spokesman Kevin Hawkins. “We’re installing that one and have plans to install a 200-million-cubic-feet-per-day (MMcf/d) plant next to that one by the second quarter of next year.”
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