Access Midstream Partners, L.P. announced a major expansion of the Utica East Ohio (UEO) midstream service complex in eastern Ohio. The expansion will increase UEO's nameplate capacity to 1 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) and allows for a processing capacity of over 1.1 bcf/d. UEO is a joint venture owned 49% by Access Midstream, 30% by M3 Midstream LLC and 21% by EV Energy Partners, L.P.
Additional capacity is needed to meet new commitments from existing customers Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), Total Gas & Power North America, Enervest Ltd. and new customer, American Energy - Utica, LLC, an affiliate of American Energy Partners, LP. These new commitments are expected to increase UEO’s ultimate throughput by 70% over existing commitment levels.