LDH Energy And Explorer Pipeline Plan Storage/Pipeline Connection

March 2009 Vol. 236 No. 3

Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy LLC (LDH Energy) and Explorer Pipeline Co. announced plans to make connections from LDH Energy’s Mont Belvieu, TX storage facility to Explorer’s 28-inch pipeline system.

The connection will be designed to accommodate movements of refined products and natural gasoline. The parties expect the connection to be operational in the fourth quarter.
The connection adds to the logistics capability of LDH Energy’s Mont Belvieu facility, which has refined products connectivity to other major pipelines, as well as comprehensive connectivity to the NGL supply and distribution infrastructure in and around Mont Belvieu. Mike Dowling, president of LDH Energy Asset Holdings LLC, adds, “The addition of connectivity to Explorer positions LDH as a key element in the diluent supply chain to Canada as well as advances the fungible trading hub for refined products at our Mont Belvieu facility.”