Lone Star NGL to construct fractionation facility

December 10, 2018 By    

Lone Star NGL, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer LP, will construct a seventh natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation facility at Mont Belvieu, Texas.

Fractionator VII is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2020. The 150,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) fractionator is fully subscribed by multiple long-term contracts and will provide the much-needed capacity required to supplement incremental fractionation demand in excess of volumes feeding Fractionators I through VI, the company says. Lone Star’s Fractionator V, which was placed in service in July 2018, is fully contracted with long-term commitments and is operating at full capacity. Lone Star’s Fractionator VI is currently under construction and is now expected to be in service during the first quarter of 2019, ahead of schedule.

Fractionator VI is also fully contracted with long-term commitments and will have a capacity of 150,000 bpd. With the completion of Fractionators VI and VII, Lone Star will be capable of fractionating over 900,000 bpd at Mont Belvieu supported by long-term fee-based agreements. In addition, Lone Star plans to expand the Lone Star Express Pipeline by adding a new 352-mile, 24-in. pipeline extending from Lone Star’s pipeline system near Wink, Texas, to Lone Star Express’ 30-in. pipeline south of Fort Worth, Texas.

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