Natural Gas Liquids

Antero Warns of Winter Propane Shortages Without Adequate Stock Builds

Antero Warns of Winter Propane Shortages Without Adequate Stock Builds

Executives at Appalachian pure-play Antero Resources Corp., the nation’s second largest natural gas liquids (NGL) producer, are warning that without an adequate build in propane inventories through the fall, the world would be undersupplied this winter.  “U.S. domestic propane buyers will need to outbid export markets this summer to build sufficient inventories for this upcoming…

May 7, 2021
Whitecap Returns to Profitability on Canada Oil, Gas Acquisitions and Higher Prices

Whitecap Returns to Profitability on Canada Oil, Gas Acquisitions and Higher Prices

Improved prices for increased oil, natural gas and liquids volumes, achieved in part on corporate takeovers, fueled a return to profitability by Canadian producer Whitecap Resources Inc. in the first three months of this year. Whitecap oil production volumes grew year/year to 64,795 b/d from 56,631 b/d, with natural gas volumes hitting 129 MMcf/d from…

April 29, 2021
Increased Ethane Supply Said Crucial to Mexico’s Petchem Sector

Increased Ethane Supply Said Crucial to Mexico’s Petchem Sector

Mexico’s petrochemicals sector has suffered from underinvestment and the prioritization of crude oil production by state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), according to a new issue brief published by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.  These factors have led to a steady decrease over the last decade in Pemex’s production of ethane and ethane…

April 19, 2021
Phillips 66 Completes NGL Upgrades at Sweeny Hub Serving Permian, Eagle Ford Operators

Phillips 66 Completes NGL Upgrades at Sweeny Hub Serving Permian, Eagle Ford Operators

Phillips 66 has completed a $1.4 billion infrastructure upgrade near its Houston Ship Channel facilities to serve the Permian Shale and Eagle Ford Shale. Houston-based Phillips 66 management said operations have begun on two natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation plants at its Sweeny Hub in Old Ocean, TX, south of Houston. With a combined capacity…

November 24, 2020
Enterprise Exports Lower 48’s First Co-Loaded NGL Cargoes from Houston Ship Channel

Enterprise Exports Lower 48’s First Co-Loaded NGL Cargoes from Houston Ship Channel

In a first for the U.S. midstream industry, Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) this month loaded combination cargoes of natural gas liquids (NGL) and olefins on the same vessel. The Houston-based operator said it completed the simultaneous loading of propane and polymer grade propylene into separate compartments on a very large gas carrier at its…

July 15, 2020
U.S. Said Trending to Produce More Oil, Liquids than Saudis and Russia Combined by 2025

U.S. Said Trending to Produce More Oil, Liquids than Saudis and Russia Combined by 2025

The United States is set to produce more oil and liquids than Russia and Saudi Arabia combined by 2025, according to an analysis by Rystad Energy.

January 28, 2019

Enterprise Converting Portion of Natural Gas Line to Y-Grade to Boost Gulf Coast Capacity

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.

November 7, 2018

West Virginia Joins International Energy Coalition

West Virginia has been accepted as the 14th member of the Energy Council, an international nonpartisan legislative organization whose members are focused on a wide variety of energy-related issues.

October 8, 2018
Mariner East Remains Offline, Raising Questions on Longer-Term Impacts

Mariner East Remains Offline, Raising Questions on Longer-Term Impacts

Ethane and propane transport on the Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) Mariner East (ME) 1 pipeline remains suspended more than a month after Pennsylvania regulators ordered a halt to operations because of sinkholes, with little clarity on exactly when service will resume.

April 5, 2018
New Market Emerging for NGL Byproducts in Canadian Oilsands

New Market Emerging for NGL Byproducts in Canadian Oilsands

A new growth front is emerging for liquid byproducts of natural gas as solvent scrubbing agents that replace or reduce steam currently used for subterranean “in-situ” oilsands production in northern Alberta.

February 8, 2018
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