Enterprise’s New NGL Pipeline and Houston Ship Channel Site

April 13, 2018


Enterprise Products has a new NGL pipeline in the works and a new 65-acre waterfront site along the Houston Ship Channel.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. announced the new pipeline this week, aimed at bringing natural gas liquids from the company’s Permian Basin fractionation and storage plant in Gaines County north of Midland to Enterprise’s Mont Belvieu facility.

There are already commitments to the planned 24-inch diameter pipeline, which is expected to have an initial design capacity of 250,000 barrels per day, expandable to 600,000 BPD.

It’s expected to be in service by the second quarter of 2013.

The Houston company said this week that the next phase of its expansion includes a Houston Ship Channel site for expansion to the east of its Enterprise Hydrocarbon Terminal.

There are two existing docks and infrastructure for dredging, with land for expanding a marine terminal.

Future plans include construction of at least two deepwater docks for Suezmax vessels, to fold into the company’s network of 18 ship docks and eight barge docks at its marine terminals.

It’s all planned as part of Enterprise’s Gulf Coast infrastructure system, including the existing 125 pipelines, 400m bbl of storage and its refineries in the Houston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and Texas City region, representing more than 4m bbl/day of capacity.