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MarkWest Commences Operations in Mobley Gas Plant

MarkWest Energy Partners announced that it has commenced operations in its Mobley Gas Processing Plant in Wetzel County, West Virginia, according to Energy Business Review. The plant is the first of three gas processing plants in the U. S. planned by MarkWest, with the second facility to likely be completed in the first quarter of 2013, and the third to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2013. The first plant, capable of processing 200 million cubic feet of gas per day, is currently operating at 60% capacity, and is expected to reach its full capacity soon to accommodate the drilling success in the Marcellus Shale. The three plants are expected to have a capacity of 520 million cubic feet per of gas per day after completion.