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Enterprise Starts Up Fifth NGL Fractionator at Mont Belvieu, Begins Construction on Sixth

9:23 AM MDT | October 18, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Enterprise Products Partners says it has started commercial operations of its fifth natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator at Mont Belvieu, TX, three months ahead of schedule. The fractionator is operating in excess of its nameplate capacity of 75,000 bpd, and increases total nameplate capacity at Mont Belvieu to 380,000 bpd. Supported by long-term customer contracts, the new unit provides the fractionation capacity needed to accommodate increasing NGL production from domestic shale plays.   “Rising domestic NGL production from the shale plays has led...

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