Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Separated at Hopedale in OH

by Duane Nichols on August 3, 2018

### MarkWest lets contract for Hopedale Ohio fractionator for propane plus three higher hydrocarbons ###

Article by Robert Brelsford, Downstream Technology Editor, Oil & Gas Journal, 02/12/18

MarkWest Energy Partners LP—a wholly owned subsidiary of MPLX LP—has let a contract to a division of Honeywell UOP LLC to deliver a natural gas liquids fractionation unit at its existing Hopedale complex in Jewett, Harrison County, Ohio.

As part of the contract, UOP will provide one of its proprietary, pre-engineered UOP Russell fractionation plants capable of producing 60,000 b/d of NGLs, the service provider said.

The fractionation system will recover propane, isobutane, normal butane, and natural gasoline from mixed Marcellus and Utica shale NGL production to be used as feedstock in petrochemical manufacturing.

While neither UOP nor MarkWest immediately disclosed a value or duration of the contract, MPLX told investors on February 1st that it planned to complete and commission the proposed 60,000-b/d Hopedale IV propane-plus fractionation plant during this year’s fourth quarter.

MarkWest most recently commissioned its 60,000-b/d Hopedale III propane-plus fractionation plant in first-quarter 2017, according to a January 8th presentation from MPLX.

Including Hopedale III, the Hopedale complex currently houses three units providing 180,000 b/d of propane-plus fractionation capacity (OGJ Online, Feb. 6, 2017).


FRACTIONATOR Stuck in Intersection — Superload breaks down, will sit idle for a week in Steubenville OH

From an Article by David Singer, WTOV (Steubenville), Sunday, July 29th 2018 —

The over-sized “superload” scheduled to make its way through West Virginia over to Harrison County, Ohio has halted in Steubenville.

The super load truck initially got stuck early Sunday morning in Weirton on US Route 22 before breaking down on the University Boulevard ramp just across the river. And that is where the super load will stay until next Sunday.

Crews had initially hoped to make an all-day trip to get the load to Hopedale, but the breakdown means the haul will have to stay in place until it can make another attempt next weekend. Until then, the OH Route 7 and US Route 22 exit ramp for University Boulevard will remain closed.

This is the detour until further notice:

Drivers exiting onto University Boulevard from southbound OH Route 7 must take 7 until the light, then turn right. Those travelling east on US Route 22 must take the Route 7 north exit and proceed until the second light. Drivers will then turn onto University Boulevard.

MarkWest Fractionator as Distillation Column for Hopedale OH

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