Press Release: MarkWest Energy Partners To Discuss Recent Merger At 2016 Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference

Houston, Texas (December 16, 2015) — Hart Energy’s 7th Marcellus-Utica Midstream conference and exhibition will unite the region’s top companies January 26-28, 2016, for an in-depth look at upstream and midstream activity throughout the Appalachian plays. Midstream’s biggest stakeholders are working to make the region a net exporter of natural gas ahead of the rest of the country. Held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, this event offers firsthand knowledge about the region’s potential.

Just this month, MarkWest Energy Partners announced the completion of a merger to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPLX. The operator leads the Appalachian region in gathering, processing and fractionation services. Conference attendees will hear from Scott J. Garner, a vice president for the company. Garner will discuss how combining with a leading pipeline and terminal operator will affect the region.

Additional confirmed speakers include:

  • Donald R. Raikes, Senior Vice President, Dominion Transmission Inc.
  • Stephen L. Arata, CEO, Blue Racer Midstream, LLC and Caiman Energy II, LLC
  • Kevin Hyatt, Vice President, EnLink Midstream
  • Mark Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Crestwood Midstream Partners
  • Mark Eisenhower, Vice President, Chesapeake Utilities Corp.
  • Elie Atme, Vice President, Range Resources Corp.
  • Rob Wingo, Senior Vice President, Rice Energy
  • James S. Cutler, CEO, Appalachian Resins
  • Robin Rorick, Group Director, Midstream and Industry Operations, American
    Petroleum Institute
  • Rick Simmers, Chief – Oil and Gas Resources Management, Ohio Department of
    Natural Resources
  • Matthew Hite, Vice President, Gas Processors Association
  • Kurt Krieger, Principal, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Porter Bennett, President & CEO, Ponderosa Advisors LLC
  • Sunil Sibal, Director & Senior MLP/Energy Infrastructure Analyst, Seaport Global Securities
  • Ryan Horvat, Director – Energy Research, ITG Investment Research
  • Jackie Stewart, Director – Energy & Natural Resources, FTI Consulting
  • Rick Notarianni, Market Analyst, Energy Insights, McKinsey & Co.

Online registration is available with an early bird discount until Friday, January 1, 2016. For the full conference agenda, visit

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