Enterprise begins 'open season' on Texas NGL pipeline expansion

19 October 2011 18:51  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Enterprise Products Partners has begun a “binding open season” for shippers on a proposed expansion of the 570-mile Skelly-Belvieu natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline in Texas, it said on Wednesday.

The Houston-based provider of midstream energies services to petrochemicals and other industries said shippers can commit to the expansion project from 19 October to 16 November.

The Skelly-Belvieu pipeline system originates in Carson county in northern Texas and runs to Mont Belvieu near Houston, where Enterprise owns and operates about 100m barrels of liquids storage capacity.

Enterprise said that depending on shipper response to the open season, the expansion project can be designed to ship about 17,000 bbl/day of incremental annual average capacity.

The expansion would involve installing pumps and related equipment, the company said.  Enterprise declined to provide financial details. 

If there is sufficient shipper commitment, the company said, the additional capacity could be available as soon as the fourth quarter 2012.

"The expansion of the Skelly-Belvieu pipeline reflects Enterprise's ongoing commitment to meeting the growing demand of customers along the Gulf coast for reliable, domestic supplies of NGLs," said James Collingsworth, the company’s  senior vice president for regulated pipelines and gas storage.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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