Phillips 66 begins Sweeny Fractionator One operations

December 8, 2015 By    

Phillips 66 began operations at its 100,000-barrels-per-day (bpd) natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator, located at the company’s Sweeny Complex in Old Ocean, Texas.

According to Phillips 66, Sweeny Fractionator One supplies purity ethane and LP gas to the petrochemical industry and heating markets. About 250 miles of new pipelines and a multimillion-barrel storage cavern complex support the facility.

“The startup of Sweeny Fractionator One is a significant milestone in the growth of our midstream business,” says Bob Herman, executive vice president of midstream operations for Phillips 66, in a press release. “We plan to add more capacity in the future to supply our customers’ LP gas needs, based on affordable North American NGLs.”

The LP gases produced at Sweeny Fractionator One are being delivered through a pipeline to local petrochemical customers, as well as to the market hub at Mont Belvieu, Texas.

In addition, Phillips 66 will have the ability to provide LP gas to global markets upon completion of its 150,000-bpd Freeport LP gas export terminal in the second half of 2016. Both the Sweeny Fractionator One and the Freeport LP gas export terminal represent a $3 billion investment.

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