Enterprise Products Partners co-loads export vessels

July 29, 2020 By    

Enterprise Products Partners successfully loaded combination cargoes of natural gas liquids (NGL) and olefins on the same vessel.

In July, Enterprise completed the simultaneous loading of propane and polymer grade propylene into separate compartments on a very large gas carrier at the Enterprise Houston Ship Channel terminal, as well as the simultaneous loading of ethane and ethylene on a vessel at its Morgan’s Point facility. Co-loading olefins on larger vessels with NGLs allows for more efficient use of available export dock capacity, the company says, while also providing significant freight benefits to petrochemical export customers.

“This landmark accomplishment was made possible by our integrated midstream network, as well as the creativity and determination of our employees,” says A.J. “Jim” Teague, co-CEO of Enterprise’s general partner. “Loading ethylene and propylene on larger vessels from the U.S. Gulf Coast substantially lowers freight costs and allows U.S. Gulf Coast producers to supply distant markets, such as Asia, more competitively.

“Enterprise continues to apply its proven midstream model to petrochemicals,” he adds. “Our reliable midstream services, including pipeline transportation, storage, processing, and exports, provide flexibility and reliability to our petrochemical customers so they can focus on their unique competitive advantages.”

Enterprise Products Partners is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals.

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