Marathon Outlines Strategy for Buying MarkWest in PPT Presentation

Seemingly out of the blue, last week Marathon Petroleum’s midstream division, MPLX, announced they had reached an agreement with arguably THE premier Marcellus/Utica midstream company, MarkWest Energy, to buy out MarkWest and make it a division of MPLX–essentially a division of Marathon Petroleum (see Midstream Bombshell: MarkWest Sells Itself to Marathon Petroleum). We speculated at the time that MarkWest didn’t want to become a Williams–the target of a hostile takeover by someone they don’t want to own them. So MarkWest went and found a suitable suitor and sold themselves. Marathon has provided a bit more of their thinking about why they think MarkWest will make a great addition to MPLX and how it all works in the organization chart by issuing a useful PowerPoint presentation of “supplemental information.” We have that PowerPoint for you below…

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