Enterprise Products expands Houston terminal
Jun 22, 2007 10:12 AM
Enterprise Products Partners LP, Houston TX, has completed the expansion of its import/export terminal at the Houston TX Ship Channel to handle incremental volumes of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs), according to Enterprise information.
The expansion doubles the offloading capacity of the facility from 240 thousand barrels per day (MBPD) to 480 MBPD and gives it the flexibility to simultaneously unload product from two vessels or two separate products from the same vessel. In addition, the terminals maximum loading rate for exports has increased 14 percent from 140 MBPD to 160 MBPD.
As part of this approximately $60 million initiative, Enterprise increased the capacity on its pipelines that connect the terminal to the partnership's fractionation and storage complex at Mont Belvieu TX. To accommodate the additional volumes, Enterprise recently increased Mont Belvieu's capacity to fractionate mixed butanes by 20 MBPD. The partnership now has the capability to separate up to 300 MBPD of imported mixed and domestic butanes, as well as butanes sourced from its isomerization facility at Mont Belvieu.
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