US Lone Star starts up second fractionator at Texas NGL hub

01 November 2013 13:01  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Lone Star NGL has started up a second 100,000 bbl/day natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator at the Mont Belvieu NGL hub in Texas, it said on Friday.

The new plant doubles Lone Star NGL's capacity at Mont Belvieu to 200,000 bbl/day. The company added that it may build a third fractionator at the site.

Lone Star is a joint venture between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners.

"The increased fractionation capacity will increase the supply of purity NGL products for our downstream customers through our storage facilities, Houston Ship Channel pipelines, and our recently announced LPG export terminal with Sunoco Logistics," said Steve Spaulding, executive vice president of Lone Star NGL.

Spaulding added: “Earlier this year, we filed an air permit to construct a third fractionator at the site to ensure we are positioned to meet the critical needs of producers as production in the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford continues to increase."

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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