Enterprise Products Partners L.P. held a binding open season that ended on July 11 to determine support for transporting propane to Mont Belvieu, TX on the partnership’s Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) pipeline.
The pipeline has long-term contracts in place for ethane transportation to Mont Belvieu. The addition of propane service will not impact Enterprise’s contractual obligations with existing ATEX ethane shippers.
To accommodate shipments of propane, Enterprise would loop a portion of ATEX, add pumping capacity as needed and install facilities for delivery of specification ethane and propane. The final scope of the project will be determined by the open season but propane transportation service is anticipated to start in 2015.