Texas Express Pipeline now in operation

October 31, 2013 By    

The Texas Express natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline, from Skellytown, Texas, to the NGL fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas, is now in operation, announced Enterprise Products Partners LP, Enbridge Energy Partners LP, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and DCP Midstream Partners LP.

The pipeline, operated by Enterprise, gives producers in west and central Texas, the Rocky Mountains, southern Oklahoma, the mid-continent and the Denver-Julesburg basin takeaway capacity for growing NGL volumes and improved access to the largest NGL trading hub, located along the Gulf Coast.

NGL volumes from the Rockies, Permian Basin and mid-continent regions will be transported to the Texas Express mainline through Enterpriseā€™s Mid-America Pipeline system between the Conway hub and its Hobbs facility in Gaines County, Texas. NGL volumes from the Denver-Julesburg basin will be transported to the Texas Express mainline by the Front Range Pipeline, which is under construction and expected to be in service in the first quarter of 2014.

Supported by long-term contracts, the 583-mile pipeline has an initial capacity of about 280,000 barrels per day and can be readily expanded to about 400,000 bpd.

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