MOSCOW (MRC) -- Enterprise Products Partners LP launched a binding open season to determine demand for expanded capacity on the Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline, said OGJ.
Enterprise Products Partners LP launched a binding open season to determine demand for expanded capacity on the Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline. The 1,200-mile pipeline transports ethane from the Marcellus-Utica basin of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio to EPP’s NGL storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Tex., with pipeline access to petrochemical plants along the Gulf Coast.
Subject to sufficient customer commitments during the open season, EPP would add up to 50,000 b/d of incremental capacity through a combination of pipeline looping, hydraulic improvements, and modifications to existing infrastructure. The expanded capabilities would be in service by 2022.
As MRC informed earlier, Enterprise Products Partners and LyondellBasell Industries say they have executed long-term contracts to support construction of EPD's second propane dehydrogenation plant at the Mont Belvieu, Tex., complex. Enterprise expects PDH 2 to begin service during the first half of 2023.
As MRC informed earlier, Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Navigator Holdings Ltd. have announced that construction is now underway on a 50/50 joint venture ethylene export terminal which will be located at Enterprise's Morgan's Point, Texas facility on the Houston Ship Channel. The terminal will have the capacity to export approximately 2.2 billion pounds of ethylene per year.
Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polyprolypele (PP).
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,589,580 tonnes in the first nine months of 2019, up by 7% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. The estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 976,790 tonnes in January-September 2019, up by 4% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased.