January 2013, Vol. 240 No. 1


West Texas Gateway And Justice NGL Pipelines Begin Service

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Regency Energy Partners LP have placed the West Texas Gateway NGL Pipeline in service.

The 570-mile, 16-inch pipeline owned by Lone Star NGL LLC, a joint venture between the two partnerships, transports NGLs produced in the Permian and Delaware basins in West Texas to Mont Belvieu, TX.

The West Texas Gateway NGL Pipeline, which extends from Winkler County in West Texas to ETP’s Jackson County processing plant in Jackson County, has an initial capacity of 209,000 bpd with the potential to increase capacity.

“The West Texas Gateway is critical in supporting the rapid increase in the production of natural gas liquids in the Permian Basin and Delaware Basin as well as throughout the Eagle Ford Shale, where additional NGL takeaway capacity is in high demand,” said Steve Spaulding, executive vice president of Lone Star NGL.”

ETP also placed its 130-mile Justice NGL Pipeline, extending from the Jackson County processing facility to Mont Belvieu, in service. Lone Star has secured capacity on ETP’s Justice NGL pipeline for ultimate delivery of NGLs to Lone Star’s storage and fractionation facilities at Mont Belvieu. Lone Star’s previously announced Fractionator I is scheduled to be completed this year, and Fractionator II in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Lone Star NGL LLC, a joint venture between Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Regency Energy Partners LP, owns and operates natural gas liquids storage, fractionation, and transportation assets in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

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