Enterprise to swap NGLs with Sea Robin

Enterprise Products Partners LP, Houston, said Thursday it has agreed to exchange finished natural gas liquids products from its Mt. Belvieu, Tex., complex for NGL from the Sea Robin gas processing plant in Vermilion Parish, La. The NGLs will be exchanged via Enterprise's recently completed 12-in., 206-mile Lou-Tex NGL pipeline.


Enterprise Products Partners LP, Houston, said Thursday it has agreed to exchange finished natural gas liquids products from its Mt. Belvieu, Tex., complex for NGL from the Sea Robin gas processing plant in Vermilion Parish, La.

The NGLs will be exchanged via Enterprise's recently completed 12-in., 206-mile Lou-Tex NGL pipeline, which links supplies in Louisiana and Mississippi to the NGL market hub at Mt. Belvieu.

Under the 5-year deal with Sea Robin's owners, Enterprise will ship the NGL through Lou-Tex, provide storage, and process the liquids into ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane, and natural gasoline at its 210,000 b/d Mt. Belvieu fractionator.

The agreement will take effect when the Sea Robin plant is linked to Enterprise's NGL system by pipeline in March. Initial volumes are expected to be 16,000 b/d but may increase to more than 20,000 b/d by yearend.

A.J. Teague, president and CEO of Enterprise's NGL division, said, "We expect additional demand for our pipeline and fractionation services with the forecasted increase in NGL-rich natural gas production from deepwater developments in the Gulf of Mexico."

Major owners of the Sea Robin plant are Enterprise and affiliates of Amerada Hess Corp. Devon Energy Corp., Pogo Producing Co., ExxonMobil Corp., BP, and El Paso Energy Corp.

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