Enterprise Products Partners LP unit Texas Express Pipeline LLC is holding a binding open commitment period through Nov. 9 for capacity on a proposed natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline.

Texas Express would originate from Skellytown, TX, in Carson County and extend 580 miles to NGL fractionation and storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, TX. The project is part of a joint venture that includes Enbridge Energy Partners LP and Anadarko Petroleum (see Daily GPI, Sept. 7).

The pipeline, in conjunction with the Mid-America Pipeline, would assist producers in West and Central Texas, the Rocky Mountains, southern Oklahoma and the Midcontinent in maximizing the value of their gas production by providing additional takeaway capacity and enhanced access to the Gulf Coast NGL market, Enterprise said. Initial capacity would be 280,000 b/d, which could be expanded to 400,000 b/d or more depending on shipper interest. The pipeline is expected to begin service in the second quarter of 2013.

"While the pipeline is anchored by long-term commitments, all interested parties will have an opportunity during the open commitment period to sign up for capacity on the system, which offers access to the largest domestic NGL market located along the Gulf Coast," said Jim Teague, COO of Enterprise's general partner.

For more information contact Buford Barr at (713) 381-8354, or bbarr@eprod.com; or Bryan McFarland at (713) 381-2468, or bmcfarland@eprod.com.

©Copyright 2011 Intelligence Press Inc. All rights reserved. The preceding news report may not be republished or redistributed, in whole or in part, in any form, without prior written consent of Intelligence Press, Inc.