Enterprise Products Partners LP is expanding the size of its planned Aegis Pipeline to 20 inches in diameter to allow delivery of up to 425,000 b/d of ethane to the Gulf Coast petrochemical sector. The 270-mile Aegis pipeline will originate at Enterprise’s Mont Belvieu, TX, liquids storage complex and, through connections to other Enterprise-owned pipelines, will deliver purity ethane to ethylene production facilities between Beaumont, TX, and Napoleonville, LA. Aegis is to begin service in phases, with initial deliveries expected to begin during the second quarter of 2014. “As an extension of our midstream network that features access to 100 million bbl of storage capacity at our Mont Belvieu complex, the Aegis pipeline system offers a complete and integrated solution for meeting the needs of both producers and consumers of growing domestic supplies of ethane,” said Jim Teague, COO of Enterprise’s general partner. “Together, Aegis and our South Texas ethane pipeline enable Enterprise to provide ethylene facilities from Corpus Christi [TX] to the Mississippi River with reliable supplies of ethane through a header system anchored by our Mont Belvieu complex.” Enterprise is holding a supplemental open season through Nov. 14 for the capacity. For information, contact Russ Kovin, (713) 381-7925 or rkovin@eprod.com.

Oil well completions continued to climb during the third quarter, while natural gas completions remained on a downhill trajectory during the period, according to an American Petroleum Institute (API) well completion report released Friday. Natural gas well completions declined by 30% during the third quarter to 1,556, down from 2,223 in 3Q2012, while oil well completions rose 18% to 9,547 from 8,099 in the third quarter of 2012. the API reported. The total number of all wells completed in the third quarter increased by 6% to 12,704 from 11,948 in 3Q 2012.

Cardinal Gas Storage Partners LLC is holding nonbinding open seasons through Nov. 1 for its Arcadia Gas Storage LLC and Monroe Gas Storage Co. LLC to gauge interest in available firm capacity at each facility. Arcadia is in north Louisiana, and Monroe is in Mississippi. They provide access to markets in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast. Cardinal anticipates providing multi-cycle service at the facilities as requested by the market. The open seasons are for approximately 6 Bcf of firm capacity at Arcadia and up to 2.5 Bcf of firm capacity at Monroe, with availability of both beginning in April. For information, visit www.arcadiagasstorage.com or www.monroegasstorage.com, or contact Brady Clark, (713) 350-2504, or brandy.clark@cardinalgs.com.