msn.com - Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle
Houston’s Enterprise Productions Partners said it will greatly expand its Houston Ship Channel terminals to export more crude oil, propane, butane and petrochemicals
Enterprise said it is concentrating the expansion at its Houston Ship Channel terminal south of Channelview, including the construction of an eighth dock to increase its crude oil-exporting capacity by nearly 45 percent from Houston.
Enterprise also will greatly expand its liquefied petroleum gas export capacity - primarily butane and propane - and add new refrigeration storage capacity so it can ship out more propylene, which is the primary petrochemical building block of many plastics.
This is all part of an ongoing build out of Enterprise’s pipeline, storage, processing and exporting network that has rapidly expanded since the advent of the Texas shale boom. Enterprise has recently built massive crude oil and natural gas liquids pipelines stretching more than 500 miles from West Texas’ Permian Basin to the Houston area. Read more…