Firm establishes Mariner East 2 pipeline

Published on January 03, 2019 by Douglas Clark

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Energy Transfer says its Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids (NGLs) pipeline is now in service for both interstate and intrastate transport.

Officials said the 350-mile NGL pipeline transports ethane, propane, and butane east from processing plants in Ohio across West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Energy Transfer’s Marcus Hook Industrial Complex in Delaware County, Penn.

The NGLs are then stored for distribution to local, domestic and waterborne markets, said officials, who added a 2015 economic impact study by EConsult Solutions noted the total impact from the construction of the Mariner East pipelines is estimated to be more than $9.1 billion in Pennsylvania alone.

Once complete officials said they envision the projects will have provided more than 9,500 construction jobs per year for six years, with associated earnings totaling more than $2.7 billion.

Energy Transfer, a publicly traded limited partnership with core operations that include complementary natural gas midstream, intrastate and interstate transportation and storage assets, owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States, per firm officials, noting the entity possesses a footprint in all of the major domestic production basins.

Energy Transfer also owns Lake Charles LNG Company, as well as the general partner interests, the incentive distribution rights and 28.5 million common units of Sunoco LP, in addition to the general partner interests and 39.7 million common units of USA Compression Partners, LP.