EPP to expand Mont Belvieu butane isomerization capacity

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, will expand capacity of a 116,000-b/d butane isomerization plant at its NGL fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Tex.

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Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, will expand capacity of a 116,000-b/d butane isomerization plant at its NGL fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Tex.

The partnership is currently evaluating two expansion options that would add up to 30,000 b/d of incremental butane isomerization capacity at the site, EPP said.

Both options are supported by new long-term agreements to provide butane isomerization, storage, and pipeline services, including a 20-year, 35,000-b/d fee-based tolling agreement, the operator said.

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The proposed expansion comes amid solid demand growth for high-purity isobutane by the petrochemical and refining industries, said A.J. Teague, chief executive officer of EPP’s general partner.

The company disclosed no further details regarding a timeline or cost of the planned expansion.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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