August 2019, Vol. 246, No. 8

Global News

Enterprise to Undertake Expansion Projects at Houston Ship Channel

Enterprise Products Partners announced three additional expansion projects that will increase its capacity to load crude oil, LPG, and polymer grade propylene (PGP) from its Enterprise Hydrocarbon Terminal on the Houston Ship Channel.

Currently, Enterprise’s nameplate LPG loading capacity is approximately 660,000 bpd. Previously, Enterprise announced a project to add 175,000 bpd of LPG loading capacity, which is currently under construction and expected to be completed late third quarter of 2019.

The additional projects announced in July will increase incremental LPG loading capacity by another 260,000 bpd and are expected to be in service in the third quarter of 2020. When completed, the projects will give EHT nameplate capacity to load up to almost 1.1 million bpd of LPG, or approximately 33 million barrels per month. 

As part of the expansion, Enterprise is also building an eighth dock at its Houston Ship Channel terminal with the capability to load approximately 840,000 bpd of crude oil, increasing the partnership’s nameplate export capacity for crude oil at the Houston Ship Channel to 2.75 MMbpd. Expected to begin service in the fourth quarter of 2020, the new dock will be able to accommodate a Suezmax vessel, the largest ship class that can navigate the Houston Ship Channel. P&GJ

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