NGLs Monitor: Midstream companies on track with Mont Belvieu expansion

April 30, 2013 By    

The big players in the natural gas liquids hub of Mont Belvieu, Texas, are on schedule with massive fractionation expansion due to come online in the second half of this year, according to Genscape’s Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) Monitor. This includes a 100,000-barrels-per-day (bpd) train set to ramp up this quarter.

Genscape, which utilizes technology to collect market fundamentals data across energy sectors, monitors 60 percent of fractionation by capacity at Mont Belvieu.

The four major players – Enterprise, Lone Star, Oneok and Targa Resources – are moving forward with their construction projects. According to information derived from Genscape’s aerial, visual and infrared images collected during a flight on April 9, Cedar Bayou Fractionators, a Targa subsidiary, has nearly completed construction of its Train 4 addition and is due to begin operation this quarter.

In addition, the other three major Mont Belvieu companies remain on track with their projects, including Lone Star’s 100,000-bpd Fractionator II, scheduled to go in service in the fourth quarter; Oneok’s 75,000-bpd MB-2 train, due to come online in the third quarter; and Enterprise’s Fractionator VII and Fractionator VIII, both 85,000 bpd, which are scheduled to begin service in the fourth quarter.

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the senior editor of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at kyanik@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3724.

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