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Enterprise Products Partners LP has completed an expansion of its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) export terminal at the Houston Ship Channel, increasing the facility's capacity for loading fully refrigerated, low-ethane propane to 9 million bbl per month (see Daily GPI, Aug. 4, 2014). Enhancements to existing refrigeration infrastructure, designed to add 2,500 bbl per hour or 1.5 million bbl per month of incremental loading capacity, will allow Enterprise to accommodate an additional three ships per month. A new refrigeration train now under construction will increase loading rates by another 11,000 bbl per hour and is on schedule for completion in the fourth quarter. Once the final expansion phase has been completed, Enterprise will have the capability to load up to 16 million bbl per month of LPG, which equates to 29 vessels. "With these expansion projects, Enterprise is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the producers who have done a miraculous job of developing our domestic reserves, particularly in the shale basins across the country," said Jim Teague, COO of Enterprise’s general partner.

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