Energy Transfer Open Season On Beaumont-To-Midland Pipeline — While ETP Partners With Nova For Gulf Ethylene Export

April 13, 2018

 

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) began open season Friday on a proposed pipeline from the existing Sunoco Pipeline facilities in Hebert, south of Beaumont, to a new terminal in the Midland area.

The offer is being made through a subsidiary of Dallas-based ETP LP.

The line would have an initial capacity of 30,000 barrels per day, with a proposed operational start in the third quarter of 2020.

Open season continues for 60 days, until June 12th, and “bona fide potential shippers that desire to receive copies of the Open Season documents are required to execute a confidentiality agreement and may direct their requests for a confidentiality agreement.

 

Also: ETP is said to be working with the Canadian chemical company Nova to develop an ethylene export terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

A location has not yet been chosen, but a connection to Nova Chemical‘s Mont Belvieu facility is expected, a plant that Nova acquired when it bought Williams Companies‘ properties for more than $2 billion last year.

Nova’s looking for a way to move low-cost U.S. ethylene to overseas plants engaged in polyethylene derivatives processing.

Enterprise Products Partners and maritime gas carrier Navigator Holdings are also planning a Gulf Coast ethylene terminal.

Odfjell Terminals is also reportedly considering an export facility for its Houston Ship Channel location, according to Chemical and Engineering News.

Targa Resources has the lone ethylene export facility along the Ship Channel.