Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD) has begun a binding open season to seek shipper support for a proposed expansion of the portion of its Panola Pipeline Co. LLC natural gas liquids (NGL) system between Carthage, Texas, and Mont Belvieu, Texas.
The project is designed to support Haynesville and Cotton Valley oil and gas producers by providing enhanced access to the NGL fractionation complex in Mont Belvieu. 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 50,000 barrels per day of incremental capacity. Achieving the additional capacity would involve installing additional pipe, pumps and related equipment. The additional capacity is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2016.