MPLX/MarkWest Working to Send NGLs to Canada, Gulf Coast

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MPLX (i.e. Marathon Petroleum) has not just been sitting on its hands after buying MarkWest Energy last year for $15 billion (see MarkWest Energy Investors/Unitholders Approve Merger with Marathon). One of the plans from the beginning of the merger was/is to ship natural gas liquids (NGLs) produced in the Marcellus/Utica out of the region, particularly to the Gulf Coast where there are numerous processing plants that would pay a good price for it (see Marathon Hints MarkWest Merger Plan May Include NGLs to Gulf). Those plans, according to MPLX’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Planning and Strategy Pamela Beall, who spoke last week at the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh, are beginning to come together…

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