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More than a billion-dollar investment starts up in Ohio's Appalachia
Large scale 'mid-stream' plants move fracking products from fields to freeways

Tim Rudell
In The Region:

In barely half a year, two huge industrial facilities — a “fractionator” and a “cryogenic processer” -- have risen in the woods of eastern Ohio.  They are basically specialized chemical plants that support the Utica Shale play. 

And as of Sunday, the pair -- tethered by a 39-mile pipeline from the fractionator in Harrison County to the cryogenic facility in Columbiana County, began operating together. They’re converting gasses and liquids from Utica Shale wells into saleable and transportable commodities.

The billion-dollar-plus operation is called Utica East Ohio. It’s a joint venture of three major mid-stream energy companies.  And the activities now are just the first phase of a three-stage development  project that will become more robust and diversified.

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