Enterprise completes LP gas export terminal expansion

December 30, 2015 By    

Enterprise Products Partners LP increased the loading rate at its LP gas export terminal on the Houston Ship Channel from 16,500 barrels per hour (bph) to about 27,500 bph of capacity.

The company says the completion of a new refrigeration train helped Enterprise to increase loading capacities at the terminal from 9 million barrels per month to 16 million barrels per month of LP gas, which equates to a total of 29 vessels per month.

“This terminal serves as the premier LP gas export facility in the U.S., and the timing of these expansion projects could not have been better,” says A.J. Teague, COO of Enterprise’s general partner. “In addition to meeting the growing international demand for price-advantaged domestic LP gas, the terminal also benefits producers by providing market access and facilitating continued development of U.S. energy supplies.”

The LP gas terminal expansion is among $7.8 billion in capital growth projects that Enterprise expects to complete and bring into service by the end of 2017, according to Enterprise. These projects, which are supported by long-term contracts, are mostly focused on meeting the needs of demand-side customers such as petrochemical plants, refineries and international businesses.

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