By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 4 -- Enterprise Products Partners LP plans a second phase of expansion of its LPG import-export terminal on the Houston Ship Channel.
The work will double the import terminal's maximum peak operating rate to 480,000 b/d and increase the export terminal's maximum peak rate to 160,000 b/d from 140,000 b/d.
The terminal, at Oiltanking Houston LP, will be able to simultaneously unload two very large gas carriers, which carry as much as 550,000 bbl of LPG.
Enterprise also plans to increase pipeline capacity between the terminal and its fractionation and storage complex at Mont Belvieu, Tex., and to add 20,000 b/d of mixed-butane fractionation capacity there, raising the total to 300,000 b/d.
The project will bring the import terminal to its maximum design nominal capacity of 400,000 b/d of NGL and boost the export terminal's capacity to 40% of its design maximum capacity.