Enterprise Products Partners announces open season for ATEX pipeline expansion

Published on August 29, 2019 by Dave Kovaleski

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Enterprise Products Partners announced the beginning of a binding open season to determine the demand for expanded capacity on the Appalachia-to-Texas ethane pipeline, also called the ATEX pipeline.

The 1,200-mile ATEX pipeline transports ethane from the Marcellus/Utica Basin of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to Enterprise’s natural gas liquids storage facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas. It also features pipeline access to petrochemical plants in the Gulf Coast region.

Enterprise would add about 50,000 barrels per day 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, subject to sufficient customer commitments during the open season.

The open season begins at 9 a.m. CDT on Aug. 26. It continues until 5 p.m. CDT on Sept. 25, 2019. For more information, contact Shane Sullivan at (713) 381-6550 or spsullivan@eprod.com.

Enterprise Products Partners, based in Houston, is a leading provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals. The partnership’s assets include 49,200 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products; and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.