Thu. 1:26pm: Natural gas infrastructure continues to grow

As evidence the Marcellus and Utica shale boom continues to grow, MarkWest Energy is building more natural gas processing infrastructure in both Ohio and West Virginia.

Gulfport Energy is one of the companies sending gas to MarkWest, as two new Gulfport wells near Clendening Lake in Harrison County are yielding strong results.

“Our full-service midstream model and commitment to delivering exceptional customer service continues to deliver record volumes and financial performance,” said Frank Semple, MarkWest chairman, president and chief executive officer.

So plentiful are the methane, propane, butane, ethane and other hydrocarbons in eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia that MarkWest joins Williams Partners, Dominion Resources, Caiman Energy and M3 Midstream as processors who have so far invested more than $9 billion to turn the materials into marketable forms.