Cardinal Midstream has started operations at its third cryogenic processing plant in the Arkoma Woodford shale, US.

The new Tupelo Plant located in Coal County, is capable of processing 120 millions of cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).

With 220MMcf/d of operated cryogenic processing capacity, Cardinal is now the largest natural gas processor in Oklahoma’s Arkoma Woodford shale.

The Tupelo Plant balances the two additional cryogenic processing plants Cardinal operates in the play, which includes an 80MMcf/d Coalgate Plant also located in Coal County immediately adjacent to the Tupelo Plant.

The Atoka Plant has a capacity of 20MMcf/d and is located 13 miles to the south in Atoka County, Oklahoma.

An NGL pipeline connects the Atoka Plant with the Coalgate and Tupelo facilities, where NGLs are delivered to the ONEOK NGL Pipeline system.

The Coalgate and Atoka plants are owned in a joint venture with MarkWest Energy Partners.

Cardinal is the sole owner of the Tupelo Plant.