Phillips 66 has started operations at its new 100 000 bpd natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator, which is located at the company's Sweeny Complex in Old Ocean, Texas. Sweeny Fractionator One supplies purity ethane and liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) to the petrochemical industry and heating markets. It is supported by 250 miles of new pipelines and a multimillion barrel storage cavern complex.
“The startup of Sweeny Fractionator One is a significant milestone in the growth of our Midstream business,” said Bob Herman, Executive Vice President, Midstream for Phillips 66. “We plan to add more capacity in the future to supply our customers LPGs based on affordable North American natural gas liquids.”
The LPGs produced at Sweeny Fractionator One are to be delivered via pipeline to local petrochemical customers as well as to the market hub at Mont Belvieu, Texas. Phillips 66 will have the capability to place the LPG into global markets upon completion of its 150 000 bpd Freeport LPG Export Terminal in the 2H16.
The company owns fractionation capacity at multiple fractionators in Mont Belvieu and Conway, Kansas.
Sweeny Fractionator One and the Freeport LPG Export Terminal represent a combined capital investment of more than US$3 billion. The new assets are creating more than 70 full-time jobs and 5500 construction jobs.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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