USA: Logistics Project Enterprise to Extend Ethylene Pipeline Network into Texas
Enterprise Products Partners is to extend its ethylene pipeline and logistics system further into South Texas. The Baymark ethylene pipeline will originate in the Bayport area of southeast Harris County and extend approximately 145 km to Markham. The pipeline is scheduled to begin service in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Houston/USA — In a joint venture between Enterprise and Lavaca Pipe Line Company, a subsidiary of Formosa Plastics Corporation, an ethylene pipeline network will be extended into a leading growth area for new crackers and ethylene derivative plants in Texas.
The growth in the US petrochemical industry is creating additional opportunities for the company to grow their midstream petrochemical services. The Baymark Pipeline further extends their petrochemical value chain, providing producing and consuming customers with enhanced access to the largest liquids storage hub in North America at Mont Belvieu, as well as linking them to growing domestic and international markets.
The Baymark Pipeline will provide access to a high-capacity ethylene storage well the company is repurposing at its Mont Belvieu complex, as well as connectivity to the ethylene export terminal currently under construction at Morgan’s Point. The storage well is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019 and will have a capacity of 600 million pounds. The terminal will have the capacity to export approximately 2.2 billion pounds of ethylene per year and is on schedule to begin service in the fourth quarter of 2019.