Lone Star adds second NGL fractionator at Mont Belvieu

November 1, 2013 By    

Lone Star NGL LLC, a joint venture between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners, has placed in service the second natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator at its facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, the companies announced. Lone Star Frac II is a 100,000 barrel-per-day fractionator that brings Lone Star’s total fractionation capacity at Mont Belvieu to 200,000 barrels per day.

Lone Star’s Mont Belvieu fractionators receive NGLs from several sources, including Lone Star’s west Texas NGL pipelines and Energy Transfer Partners’ Justice NGL pipeline. Volumes transported on Lone Star’s pipeline system and the Justice pipeline continue to ramp up as shippers under long-term agreements with Lone Star and Energy Transfer Partners increase their production from the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale and other producing regions.

“The increased fractionation capacity will increase the supply of purity NGL products for our downstream customers through our storage facilities, Houston Ship Channel pipelines and our recently announced LPG export terminal with Sunoco Logistics,” says Steve Spaulding, executive vice president of Lone Star NGL, in a press release.

Lone Star filed a permit earlier this year to construct a third fractionator at the Mont Belvieu site, Spaulding says.

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