Plains All American Expanding Eagle Ford Fractionation & Condensate Stabilization

PAA Will Spend $120 Million and Bring the Facilities Online in Q2 2015
Plains All American Eagle Ford Assets

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Plains All American plans to spend $120 million to construct a new natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator and expand its condensate stabilization facility in South Texas.

The new fractionator  will be located near the company’s Gardendale facilities in La Salle County, TX.

The fractionator is supported by third party commitments and will have capacity of 15,000 b/d of Y-Grade and off-spec Y-Grade products. [Read more…]

Southcross Energy’s Eagle Ford Project Is Nearing Completion

Small Expansions Are Supporting Growth on the Company's South Texas System
Southcross Energy's Eagle Ford Projects & Assets

Southcross Energy’s Eagle Ford Projects & Assets

Southcross Energy is expected to complete a natural gas pipeline lateral into McMullen County later in October. The pipeline is expected to add 15 mmcfd of rich natural gas supply to the company’s South Texas processing and fractionation complex. [Read more…]

Chevron Phillips – Baytown Petchem Facility to be World’s Largest

Growing Feedstock Supplies Are Leading to Major Petchem Expansions

Chevron Phillips announced the company is going forward with a major petro-chemical facility at the Cedar Bayou Chemical Complex in Baytown, TX. The new plant will be the world’s largest on purpose 1-hexene plant and will be capable of producing 250,000,000 metric tons (551,000,000 lbs) per year.

The announcement follows a release less than two weeks ago that the company will expand NGL fractionation, at the Sweeny Plant in Old Ocean, TX, to 116,000 b/d. An increase in capacity of 22,000 b/d or almost 20%.

Both developments are the direct result of growing feedstock supplies from liquids plays that produce significant volumes of NGLs. We discussed the reasoning behind new fractionation and petchem facilities in more detail in a previous article titled Eagle Ford NGLs Adding to U.S. Supply Growth.

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Enterprise Products Adding NGL Fractionators 7 & 8 at Mont Belvieu

Total Capacity Will Exceed 600,000 b/d at Mont Belvieu and EPD Will Have Capability to Handle 2.4 Bcf in the Eagle Ford

Enterprise Product Partners is the latest of many Eagle Ford midstream companies that are adding infrastructure to handle growing NGL production. Enterprise is already constructing its sixth fractionator at Mont Belvieu and the latest announcement comes after Dow and Shell announced plans to go forward with new petrochemical plants in the U.S.

The additions will add 150,000 b/d of incremental capacity in the fourth quarter of 2013 when total capacity will be more than 610,000 b/d at the facilities. That’s more than double the capacity of Enterprise’s plant just two years ago. The plans are supported by growing volumes of NGL production in the Eagle Ford Shale, Rocky Mountains, and West Texas. [Read more…]

Energy Transfer Adding 100,000 b/d Mont Belvieu Fractionation Plant for Eagle Ford Production

Energy Transfer and Regency Energy announced construction of a second Mont Belvieu fractionation facility at a cost of $350 million.  The plant will complement infrastructure being built to support the Eagle Ford Shale, Permian Basin, and Woodford Shale.

Lone Star NGL, the official name of the Energy Transfer and Regency Energy partnership, will build a second 100,000 barrel per day natural gas liquids (NGLs) fractionation plant to support growing demand from liquids-rich areas in Texas and Oklahoma. A 100,000 b/d fractionator is currently under construction with a planned completion date in the first quarter of 2013 and the new fractionator will be completed in the first quarter of 2014.  [Read more…]

Southcross Energy Adding Eagle Ford Natural Gas Processing & Fractionation

Southcross Energy Will Have Processing and Fractionation capacity of 335 mmcfd and 17,300 bbls/d
Southcross Energy Eagle Ford Plants

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Southcross Energy announced an expansion to its South Texas natural gas processing and fractionation complex. Southcross is adding the Bonnie View Fractionator in Refugio County, 25 miles north of Corpus Christi. The fractionator will have initial capacity of 11,500 bbls/d of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and can be expanded to 15,000 bbls/d.

This plant is in addition to company’s previously announced Woodsboro gas processing unit in the same area and the company’s Gregory gas processing plant and fractionator east of Corpus Christi in San Patricio County. The Woodsboro gas processing facility has capacity of 200 mmcfd and the Gregory unit has capacity of 135 mmcfd. The Gregory fractionator will also expand to full utilization at 4,800 bbls/d of NGLs. [Read more…]