US Enterprise to build two additional NGL fractionators in Texas

20 March 2012 13:17  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Enterprise Products plans to build two additional natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionators at its Mont Belvieu site near Houston, Texas, each with a capacity of 75,000 bbl/day, the US-based midstream energy company said on Tuesday.

The plants, scheduled to start up in the fourth quarter of 2013, will bring Enterprise’s overall NGL fractionation capacity at Mont Belvieu to over 610,000 bbl/day.

Enterprise said the additional units – the company’s seventh and eighth NGL fractionators plants at Mont Belvieu – would help process NGL from Rocky Mountain basins and the Eagle Ford Shale region in south Texas.

“When service on the new fractionators begins, Enterprise will have more than doubled its fractionation capacity at Mont Belvieu in less than three years, said chief operating officer Jim Teague.

The company did not disclose how much money it would invest in the two plants.

Enterprise added that its sixth NGL unit, which is currently under construction, is on track for start-up in the fourth quarter of 2012.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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