If built, the about $4 billion UMTP Pipeline will bring propane, butane, natural gasoline and condensate from the natural gas liquids-rich shale of the Marcellus and Utica plays to the processing and export centers of the Gulf Coast.
The facility is the second part of a natural gas processing complex near Ruston, Louisiana that consists of a total 200 million cubic feet per day of cryogenic processing capacity, a 14-mile gas pipeline and a 41-mile natural gas liquids pipeline.
Denver-based MarkWest Energy Partners, which is being bought my Marathon’s MPLX master-limited partnership for $14.7 billion, is leading the project through a long-term contract with the newly formed Ascent Resources — a new standalone company that was part of Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners.
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