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MarkWest Energy and Kinder Morgan Inc. Plan to Transport Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas to Gulf Coast

As reported by The Intelligencer, MarkWest Energy and Kinder Morgan Inc. are planning to convert 1,000 miles of pipeline connecting Pennsylvania and Louisiana to allow Marcellus and Utica Shale gas to be transported to the Gulf Coast.  The project is estimated to have an initial capacity to ship 150,000 barrels of natural gas liquids per day, with potential expansion to 400,000 barrels per day.  The conversion is expected to be complete by 2016.