MarkWest Marketing offers services for all product streams produced in the natural gas cycle. From natural gas at the wellhead to NGLs at the tailgate of a plant, our customers benefit from the market intelligence of our professional staff who have years of industry knowledge and experience and can assist them in determining their needs. The marketing department consists of marketing and scheduling of oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and execution of financial derivatives.
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MWE) is a publicly traded master limited partnership (MLP) formed in January 2002. We are engaged in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas; the transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of NGLs; and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. As a leading provider of midstream services in the natural gas industry, our business strategy is to deliver best-of-class service by developing high-quality, strategically located, diversified assets in the liquids-rich areas of the natural gas resource plays in the United States.
Execution of our business strategy has allowed us to grow substantially since our inception. The majority of our growth since 2007 has focused on the development of natural gas supplies in emerging resource plays. As a result we now have a strong presence in the Marcellus Shale, Huron/Berea Shale, Woodford Shale, Granite Wash, and Haynesville Shale, five emerging resource plays that are expected to be a significant source of domestic natural gas production.