Natural Gas Liquids

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
Pennsylvania Fines Sunoco ‘Historic’ $12.6M, Allows ME2 Construction to Restart

Pennsylvania Fines Sunoco ‘Historic’ $12.6M, Allows ME2 Construction to Restart

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has slapped Sunoco Pipeline LP with a “historic” $12.6 million fine to resolve dozens of violations related to the company’s Mariner East 2 (ME2) pipeline project, which has also been cleared to restart construction that was suspended early last month.

February 8, 2018