Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) is upping it efforts to address strong customer demand for midstream services in the Permian Basin and along the Gulf Coast by expanding natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation capacity and gas processing, management said.
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An affiliate of Denver-based Taproot Energy Partners LLC has secured agreements to expand a multi-product midstream system in Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin.
Chesapeake Utilities Corp. subsidiary Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co. (ESNG) launched a nonbinding open season earlier this month to test support for increasing capacity on its system and expand natural gas service throughout Maryland and in part of Virginia.
As construction is completed on pipeline additions this year, the next stage is taking shape in a multi-year program to adapt the Western Canadian natural gas pipeline grid to spreading shale production.
Total Petrochemical, a joint venture of South Korea’s Hanwha Group and France’s Total SA, plans to expand the Desean refining/petrochemicals integrated facility in South Korea to increase ethylene production capacity by 30% to 1.4 million tons/year. Daesan, one of Total’s six world-class integrated platforms and a strategic asset for Hanwha, includes a condensate splitter, steam cracker and polymers, styrene and aromatics units. “The extension will significantly increase the site’s flexibility, enabling it to process competitively priced propane feedstock, which is abundantly available, notably due to the shale gas revolution in the United States,” the company said. The expansion, expected to be completed by mid-2019, would add ethylene production for local demand and supply the nearby fast-growing Chinese market, a significant importer.
Inergy Midstream LP and Enserco Midstream LLC have formed a joint venture to own and operate a crude oil rail terminal in Douglas County, WY. They expect to expand the facility to take advantage of growing production from the Niobrara formation.
Century Midstream LLC, whose focus primarily will be to develop and expand emerging liquids plays across North America, was launched Wednesday by private equity energy firm First Reserve Corp. and a team of seasoned midstream veterans.
Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday approved legislation that would expand offshore energy production to include the East and West Coasts, and would extend revenue-sharing to all coastal states.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) said it will invest $107 million to expand its Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate pipeline system (KMCC) deeper into the Eagle Ford Shale play in Karnes County, TX. The expansion, supported by a long-term contract with ConocoPhillips, will extend the 178-mile pipeline 31 miles from the KMCC DeWitt Station in DeWitt County, TX, to ConocoPhillips’ central delivery facility near Helena in Karnes County. Kinder Morgan will also build receipt tanks and a truck unloading facility adjacent to ConocoPhillips’ Helena facility. Construction is expected to begin in July. “This expansion further assists our commitment to deliver up to 300,000 b/d of crude and condensate from the Eagle Ford Shale,” said KMP products pipelines President Ron McClain.
Enterprise Products Partners LP plans to “significantly” expand its crude oil storage and distribution infrastructure serving the southeast Texas refinery market, the partnership said Thursday. The move is in response to the displacement of imported waterborne crude by domestic supply from unconventional basins.