Enterprise expands NGL fractionation at two Texas plants

12 May 2010 18:30  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US midstream products producer Enterprise Products Partners along with Duncan Energy will expand natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation and processing at two of their jointly owned facilities in southern Texas, the companies said on Wednesday.

NGL fractionation capacity at Enterprise’s Shoup facility in Nueces county, Texas, will be expanded to 77,000 bbl/day, and completion of the work is expected in the second quarter.

Production will ramp up with natural gas supplied from Enterprise’s six natural gas plants that feed the Shoup facility, the company said in a statement.

The company also said it would increase fractionation capacity at its Armstrong plant in Dewitt county to more than 20,000 bbl/day by the end of 2010.

According to Enterprise's website, the Shoup and Armstrong facilities have a combined capacity of 87,000 bbl/day.

NGL fractionation facilities produce ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane and natural gasoline.

Enterprise and Duncan both fall under Enterprise Products GP.

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