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MarkWest Energy partially restarted operations at its Houston facility on Monday after the plant being shut down following a lightening strike by lightening on May 28, the company said.

“An engineering assessment and inspection of the Houston complex’s facilities and equipment has indicated that the incident was isolated to a heat exchanger that is required for the operation of Plant III. Plants I and II and all of the fractionation units have safely been returned to operation. Plant III will remain shut down in order to complete repairs,” MarkWest said in a statement.

MarkWest has three processing plants that handle around 355 million cubic of natural gas a day.



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