Enterprise Products Partners L.P.announced the start of a binding open season to seek shipper support for a proposed expansion of the portion of its Panola Pipeline Company, LLC natural gas liquids (“NGL”) system between Carthage and Lufkin, Texas. The project is designed to support Haynesville and Cotton Valley oil and gas producers by providing enhanced access to the world’s largest NGL fractionation complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Originating near Carthage in Panola County, the NGL pipeline system extends 181 miles, serving multiple destination points at Mont Belvieu, including facilities owned and operated by Enterprise.
Depending on shipper response to the open season, the Panola expansion project would be designed to accommodate approximately 15,000 barrels per day (“BPD”) of incremental capacity. Achieving the additional capacity would involve installing pumps and related equipment. The additional capacity would be available in the latter part of the fourth quarter 2013.