BP Amoco announced the start-up of the second of two gasprocessing trains at the Pascagoula (MS) Gas Processing Plant. Theplant now has the capacity to process 1 Bcf/d, 500 MMcf/d in eachof its two trains. BP Amoco operates the plant and holds a 60%interest. Enterprise Products Partners LP of Houston holds theremaining 40%.

“The Pascagoula Gas Processing Plant is strategically locatedfor BP Amoco and other gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico,” saidBoyd Anderson, vice president of BP Amoco’s natural gas liquidsbusiness unit. “We planned for the second train to be available intime to process and market the gas produced from BP Amoco’s Marlinfield in the deepwater Gulf, which soon starts production.”

The plant now is processing more than 600 MMcf/d of gas andproducing more than 15,000 barrels per day (bpd) of gas liquids (amix of ethane, propane, butanes and natural gasoline). Expectedproduction from Marlin ultimately is projected to add an additional250 MMcf/d.

Destin Pipeline carries gas produced in the Gulf directly to theplant then delivers processed gas to five major pipelines.

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