Enterprise launches open season for ATEX ethane pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners LP has launched a binding open season to determine demand for expanded capacity on the Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline.

Enterprise Products Partners LP has launched a binding open season to determine demand for expanded capacity on the Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline (OGJ Online, Jan. 4, 2012). The 1,200-mile pipeline transports ethane from the Marcellus-Utica basin of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio to EPP’s NGL storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Tex., with pipeline access to petrochemical plants along the Gulf Coast.

Subject to sufficient customer commitments during the open season, EPP would add up to 50,000 b/d of incremental capacity through a combination of pipeline looping, hydraulic improvements, and modifications to existing infrastructure. The expanded capabilities would be in service by 2022.

The open season ends at 5 p.m. CDT on Sept. 25.

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