Given persistently tight fractionation capacity along the Gulf Coast, Enterprise Products Partners LP plans to optimize the Shoup fractionator in Nueces County by expanding and repurposing a portion of its South Texas natural gas pipeline system, the company said Tuesday.
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Just weeks after Enterprise Products Partners LP said that it is considering building a crude oil terminal offshore Texas, management on Wednesday said they’re also mulling another propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility and adding more natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation capacity to the company’s extensive midstream portfolio along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Targa Resources Corp. is planning to build two 250 MMcf/d cryogenic natural gas processing plants to support increasing production in the Permian Basin’s Midland sub-basin, and a 100,000 b/d fractionation train in Mont Belvieu, TX.
Enterprise Products Partners LP said it will tap the Permian Basin with a new pipeline to carry natural gas liquids (NGL) to its fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, TX.
Antero Midstream Partners LP (AM) said late Monday that it would buy in to the largest natural gas liquids infrastructure system in the Appalachian Basin through a unique 50/50 joint venture with MarkWest Energy Partners LP.
Blue Racer Midstream LLC has commissioned its second 200 MMcf/d cryogenic processing plant at the Berne Natural Gas Processing Complex in Monroe County, OH, bringing total capacity in the Utica and Marcellus shales to 800 MMcf/d.
MarkWest Energy Partners LP plans to double the propane and heavier fractionation capacity at its Hopedale complex in Harrison County, OH, with an expansion expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2015.
MarkWest Energy Partners LP on Thursday said its Houston Processing and Fractionation facility in southwest Pennsylvania would remain offline until a full assessment of equipment could be made after a lightning strike on Wednesday caused limited damage to one of its processing plants there.
MarkWest Energy Partners LP reported weaker-than-expected profits in the third quarter, partly on continuing operational constraints in the Marcellus Shale, as well as weak results from the Utica Shale segment, issues that management expects to remedy once most of the 22 growth projects are completed in 2014.
Shale-driven natural gas liquids (NGL) supplies are pushing midstream companies to pursue additional capacity to export propane and/or butane from the Gulf Coast. Two new projects would offer combined loading capacity of 36,000 bbl per hour for export.