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Enterprise Products to expand butane isomerisation facility capacity

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Enterprise Products Partners has announced that it will expand its butane isomerisation facility at its complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas, US.

This expansion is supported by long-term agreements to provide butane isomerisation, storage and pipeline services, including a 20-year, 35 000 bpd fee-based, tolling agreement. Enterprise is currently evaluating two options to expand its butane isomerisation facilities that would add up to 30 000 bpd of incremental capacity.

The company has 116 000 bpd of butane isomerisation capacity at Mont Belvieu. Its isobutane system includes approximately 13 million bbls of aggregate Isom grade normal butane and high-purity isobutane salt dome storage capacity and 162 miles of distribution pipelines. Butane isomerisation is the process of converting normal butane into high-purity isobutane, used as a feedstock for the petrochemical and refining industries.

“Enterprise has been providing fee-based isomerisation services since 1981,” said A.J. ‘Jim’ Teague, CEO of Enterprise’s general partner. “We are pleased to announce these new long-term agreements to support another expansion of our facility. We have seen solid demand growth for high-purity isobutane by the petrochemical and refining industries. This expansion project is another example of organic growth generated by our integrated value chain serving both producers and consumers of NGLs, natural gas and crude oil.”

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