Williams, Boardwalk team on NGL pipeline, explore new propane export terminal

June 7, 2013 By    

Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners have agreed to develop the Bluegrass Pipeline, a project that would transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays to the rapidly expanding petrochemical and export complex on the Gulf Coast, as well as the developing petrochemical market in the Northeast. The companies plan to begin service in 2015.

Phase one of the proposed pipeline would provide producers with 200,000 barrels per day of mixed natural gas liquids takeaway capacity in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Phase two would increase capacity to 400,000 barrels per day to meet market demand. The pipeline would deliver mixed natural gas liquids from these producing areas to proposed new fractionation and storage facilities, which would have connectivity to petrochemical facilities and product pipelines along the coasts of Louisiana and Texas.

Williams and Boardwalk are also exploring development of a new propane export terminal and related facilities on the Gulf Coast to provide customers access to international markets.

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

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