MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. announced today that it is commencing a private placement offering to eligible purchasers of up to $75 million in aggregate principal amount of its 8 1/2 percent senior notes due 2016. The notes are being offered as additional debt securities under an indenture pursuant to which we have issued $200 million in aggregate principal amount of our 8 1/2 Percent Senior Notes due 2016 on July 6, 2006. The notes are expected to be eligible for resale under Rule 144A. The private offering, which is subject to market and other conditions, will be made within the United States only to qualified institutional buyers and outside the United States only to non-U.S. investors under Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933.
The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay debt under its secured bank credit facility and to provide funds for its capital expenditure program.