Lone Star to build seventh NGL frac facility, expand pipeline

Lone Star NGL LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer LP, Dallas, will construct a seventh natural gas liquids fractionation facility at Mont Belvieu, Tex., and expand the Lone Star Express Pipeline providing capacity for transportation commitments secured form the Delaware and Permian basins.

Lone Star NGL LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer LP, Dallas, will construct a seventh natural gas liquids fractionation facility at Mont Belvieu, Tex., and expand the Lone Star Express Pipeline providing capacity for transportation commitments secured form the Delaware and Permian basins.

The 150,000 b/d Fractionator VII, scheduled to be operational in first-quarter 2020, is fully subscribed by multiple long-term contracts and will provide the capacity required to supplement incremental demand in excess of volumes feeding Fractionators I through VI.

Fractionator V, which was placed in service in July, is fully contracted with long-term commitments and is operating at full capacity. Fractionator VI is under construction and expected to be in service during first-quarter 2019, ahead of schedule. Fractionator VI is fully contracted with long-term commitments and will have a capacity of 150,000 b/d. With the completion of Fractionators VI and VII, Lone Star will be capable of fractionating over 900,000 b/d at Mont Belvieu supported by long-term fee-based agreements.

The company will expand the Lone Star Express Pipeline by adding 352 miles of 24-in. pipe extending from its system near Wink, Tex., to its 30-in. pipeline south of Fort Worth. The new line is expected to be in service by early in fourth-quarter 2020.

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