US Enterprise to build on-purpose propylene unit in Texas

20 June 2012 23:15  [Source: ICIS news]

An Enterprise Products facilityHOUSTON (ICIS)--US midstream services company Enterprise Products  will build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Texas, the company said on Wednesday.

It will have a capacity of 750,000 tonnes/year of polymer grade propylene (PGP) and use 35,000 bbl/day of propane.

The facility should be operational by 2015, Enterprise said. The company did not disclose the financial details.

“By 2015, with completion of expansions that have already been announced, Enterprise would have 708,000 bbl/day of [natural gas liquids] NGL fractionation capacity, which would provide up to 177,000 bbl/day of propane supply,” the company said. “In addition, the facility would be supported by the partnership’s approximately 100m bbl of NGL and petrochemical storage facilities in the Texas Gulf coast region.”

The company said the PDH unit will complement its propylene fractionation facilities, providing operational reliability and flexibility for both processes.

“Enterprise also has PGP storage facilities and a 102-mile [164 km] pipeline system, capable of delivering PGP to 18 downstream customers and to international markets through the partnership’s propylene export terminal in Seabrook, Texas,” the company added.

By: Bobbie Clark
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