MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. announced the completion of the 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) Buffalo Creek cryogenic gas processing plant and associated high pressure trunk line in the Granite Wash. The Buffalo Creek facility is supported by long-term fee-based agreements with Chesapeake Energy Corporation ('Chesapeake'). As part of the gas processing agreement with MarkWest, Chesapeake dedicated approximately 130,000 acres throughout the Anadarko Basin.
The completion of the Buffalo Creek plant increases the Partnership's total processing capacity in the Anadarko Basin to 435 MMcf/d at two major complexes. The 200 MMcf/d Buffalo Creek facility and the 235 MMcf/d Arapahoe processing complex in Western Oklahoma are connected through the Partnership's extensive rich-gas gathering system, which provides 575 MMcf/d of gathering throughput capacity and tremendous flexibility and reliability.