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Enterprise announces capacity for gas plant

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Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (Enterprise) has announced that the company is adding 300 million ft3/d of incremental capacity at its cryogenic natural gas processing facility currently under construction near Orla, Texas in Reeves County. Orla II, a second processing train at the facility, will double the inlet capacity of the facility to 600 000 million ft3/d and increase extraction of NGLs from 40 000 bpd to 80 000 bpd.

NGLs from Orla will be delivered into Enterprise’s fully integrated NGL system, including the recently announced Shin Oak Pipeline. The Shin Oak Pipeline is a 24 in. NGL pipeline that will originate at the partnership’s Hobbs NGL fractionation and storage facility in Gaines County, Texas and will transport Permian Basin NGLs to the partnership’s Mont Belvieu NGL complex. Shin Oak will have an initial capacity of 250 000 bpd and will be expandable to 600 000 bpd. Orla’s residue natural gas volumes will be transported to the Waha area through Enterprise’s Texas Intrastate system. The Orla II expansion project is designed to support the continued growth in NGL-rich natural gas production from the Delaware Basin of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico and is supported by long-term commitments.

“This project is a perfect example of Enterprise’s business philosophy of leveraging its integrated midstream network to link supplies and markets,” said A.J. “Jim” Teague, chief executive officer of Enterprise’s general partner. “By providing direct access to our extensive natural gas and NGL pipeline infrastructure, Enterprise gives Delaware Basin producers connectivity to a full slate of services and end users along the Gulf Coast, including petrochemical operators who are building new facilities and export customers with a strong appetite for US production.”

The expansion of the Orla facility will bring the partnership’s total natural gas processing capacity to more than 1 billion ft3/d of processing capacity and more than 150 000 bpd of NGL extraction capacity in the Permian Basin. The Orla II capacity is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2018.

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