Enterprise Products Partners announced yesterday that they plan to construct a “new cryogenic natural gas processing facility and associated natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline infrastructure to facilitate growth of NGL-rich natural gas production in the Delaware Basin of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico.”
The processing plant, whose site location is currently undetermined, will have a nameplate capacity of 300 million cubic feet per day and the capability to extract more than 40,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids. The plant is expected to begin operations mid 2018.
The announcement of this natural gas processing plant makes Enterprise’s third announced project in the region within the last 2 years. The South Eddy facility started operations earlier this year, and the Waha joint venture plant will begin operations late this year. These initiatives along with the third project announced today complement Enterprise’s ongoing growth in the region, bringing their processing capability in the Delaware Basin from 40 million cubic feet per day in 2012 to 800 million cubic feet per day.
Construction of the new natural gas processing plant also includes natural gas gathering lines, a residue pipeline to Waha, and an NGL pipeline to Enterprise’s Mid-America Pipeline system.
Enterprise Products Partners