US-based MarkWest Energy Partners has completed the 200 million cubic ft per day (MMcf/d) Buffalo Creek cryogenic gas processing plant and associated high pressure trunk line in the Granite Wash.

The completion of Buffalo Creek facility is expected to increase the partnership’s total processing capacity in the Anadarko basin to 435 MMcf/d at two major complexes.

Through the partnership’s gas gathering system, the 200 MMcf/d Buffalo Creek facility and the 235 MMcf/d Arapahoe processing complex in Western Oklahoma are connected, which supplies around 575 MMcf/d of gathering throughput capacity.

Chesapeake Energy, which holds long-term fee-based agreements with the Buffalo Creek facility, has dedicated around 130,000 acres throughout the Anadarko basin.

MarkWest Energy Partners president and CEO Frank Semple said the new 200 million cubic ft per day processing plant and the associated gathering and compression facilities will further expand company’s significant midstream presence in the Texas Panhandle and Western Oklahoma.

"The completion of the Buffalo Creek plant is critical to our ongoing support of Chesapeake’s successful development of their Granite Wash acreage," Semple added.