Targa plans Eagle Ford-Mount Belvieu Texas NGL pipe connection

21 December 2010 23:23  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Targa Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a pipeline that will transport natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the Eagle Ford shale to Mont Belvieu, Texas, the company said on Tuesday.

In the future, the pipeline could accommodate an extension into the Permian Basin in west Texas, Targa said.

The pipeline is among a number of expansion projects being considered by Targa and the other companies that signed the memorandum, TexStar Midstream Services and TEAK Midstream.

The Targa-operated Cedar Bayou fractionation facility in Mont Belvieu would increase its capacity by 100,000 bbl/day, with operations starting in late 2012, the company said.

The expansion would be in addition to a 78,000 bbl/day project that should begin operations in the second quarter, Targa said. In all, Cedar Bayou's NGL fractionation capacity should reach 353,000 bbl/day.

In addition, TEAK would install and operate a cryogenic natural-gas processing plant, which will have a capacity of 200m cubic feet/day, Targa said. TexStar would add a 300m cubic feet/day plant.

Together, the two plants would produce 50,000 bbl/day of NGLs.

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