Enterprise to add more fractionation at Mont Belvieu

03/26/2012
Current and expected floods of NGLs to the US Gulf Coast have prompted plans for yet more capacity at the nation's main NGL fractionation center in southeast Texas. Enterprise Products Partners LP, Houston, announced Mar. 20 plans to build two more NGL fractionators—Nos. 7 and 8—at Mont Belvieu, Tex., to add a combined 150,000 b/d of capacity. The company is in the process of obtaining necessary permits. Service at both plants is to begin in fourth-quarter 2013. The two 75,000-b/d units, together with a sixth due to start up in fourth quarter, will allow EPP to fractionate more than 610,000 b/d at Mont Belvieu. The new units will "facilitate the continued growth of NGL production fro...
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