Enterprise Products Partners LP has loaded its first two vessels with polymer-grade propylene (PGP) for export at the Enterprise Hydrocarbons Terminal (EHT) along the Houston Ship Channel, adding a new service at the facility. The company is expecting an increase in the number of PGP export cargoes in response to growing international demand. It has the capability to load 5,000 metric tons per day of refrigerated PGP at the EHT dock facilities, which are supplied by propylene fractionators and storage wells at Enterprise’s Mont Belvieu, TX, complex. “Our EHT facility provides us with the enhanced efficiency and additional capacity we need to meet the increased demand from our customers looking to export PGP, which is price advantaged due to the shale revolution,” said Jim Teague, CEO of Enterprise’s general partner. “With the addition of our 1.65 billion pound PDH [propane dehydrogenation] plant, which is scheduled to begin service in the second quarter of 2017 [see Daily GPI,Jan. 28], Enterprise will have the capability to produce 7.5 billion pounds of propylene per year, sufficient to meet the needs of our domestic and international customers.”
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