31 October 2013 17:40 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The Texas Express pipeline has started transporting natural gas liquids (NGLs) from Skellytown, Texas, to storage and fractionation facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas, Enterprise Products Partners said on Thursday.
The 583-mile (938 km) pipeline has an initial capacity of approximately 280,000 bbl/day, with the option to easilty expand to about 400,000 bbl/day, Enterprise said.
"By providing greater access to domestic NGLs, Texas Express will help ensure reliable supplies of natural gas-derived feedstocks which offer a cost advantage compared to crude oil-based derivatives," the company said.
The pipeline is a joint venture of Enterprise, Enbridge Energy Partners, Anadarko Petroleum and DCP Midstream.
Enterprise and Enbridge Energy Partners each hold a 35% interest in Texas Express Pipeline, with Anadarko having a 20% ownership interest and DCP Midstream Partners owning the remaining 10% stake.
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