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New Ohio gas processing plant, pipeline planned

UHRICHSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is getting its sixth natural gas processing plant tied to shale drilling — plus a new pipeline that will carry liquids to the Gulf Coast.

The plant is planned for Urichsville in eastern Ohio. The associated pipeline would carry natural gas liquids from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to the Gulf Coast for further processing.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the cost for the projects could approach $1 billion.

The pipeline would run from the plant and would involve converting 900 miles of the existing Tennessee Gas pipeline from northeast Ohio to Natchitoches, La., from natural gas to liquids.

The project was announced Wednesday by Houston-based Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Denver-based MarkWest Utica EMG.

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