Enterprise Ups LPG Storage Capacity at Houston Channel

first_imgzoom A Houston-based midstream energy services provider Enterprise Products Partners has completed the expansion of its liquefied petroleum gas export terminal at the Houston Ship Channel, which will increase the facility’s capacity for loading fully refrigerated, low-ethane propane to 9 million barrels per month.Enhancements to existing refrigeration infrastructure, designed to add 2,500 barrels per hour (BPH) or 1.5 MMBbls per month of incremental loading capacity, will allow Enterprise to accommodate additional three ships per month.Work is also progressing on construction of a new refrigeration train that will increase loading rates by another 11,000 BPH and is on schedule for completion in the fourth quarter of 2015. Once the final expansion phase has been completed, Enterprise will have the capability to load up to 16 MMBbls per month of LPG, which equates to 29 vessels.”With these expansion projects, Enterprise is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the producers who have done a miraculous job of developing our domestic reserves, particularly in the shale basins across the country,” said A.J. “Jim” Teague, chief operating officer of Enterprise’s general partner.”By increasing capacity at our LPG export terminal, we are providing customers with access to international markets, which helps facilitate continued domestic production that would otherwise be significantly curtailed.”Enterprise’s LPG terminal currently has approximately 1,800 cargoes scheduled from 2015 to 2024.last_img