EPP NGL shippers double MAPL expansion commitments

Enterprise Products Partners LP shippers that executed 10-year, firm NGL transportation agreements in May 2011 on its Mid-America Pipeline Rocky Mountain expansion project exercised options increasing total commitments by roughly 115% to 82,500 b/d. Original commitments totaled 38,500 b/d.

Enterprise Products Partners LP shippers that executed 10-year, firm NGL transportation agreements in May 2011 on its Mid-America Pipeline Rocky Mountain expansion project exercised options increasing total commitments by roughly 115% to 82,500 b/d. Original commitments totaled 38,500 b/d.

The expansion will loop the existing system with 263 miles of 16-in. OD pipeline, as well as modifying pump stations. Capacity will be filled by new natural gas processing plants being constructed in the Uinta, Piceance, and Greater Green River basins.

EPP described the expansion as complementing its Texas Express Pipeline joint-venture with Enbridge and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to build a 580-mile NGL pipeline from Skellytown, Tex., to Mont Belvieu, Tex. (OGJ Online, Sept. 6, 2011).

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the MAPL expansion in August 2011. EPP expects to place it in service third-quarter 2014.

MAPL’s committed shipper transportation rate to Mont Belvieu, subject to annual escalation, is 15.1¢/gal.

Contact Christopher E. Smith at chriss@ogjonline.com.

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