Enterprise Products Partners L.P. today announced that the company will build a new 24-mile, 12-inch diameter ethylene pipeline from Mont Belvieu to Bayport, Texas with the potential to connect both producing and consuming sites south of the Houston Ship Channel to Mont Belvieu. The ethylene pipeline will be routed through Enterprise’s ethane export terminal at Morgan’s Point.
“As U.S. ethylene production capacity expands over the next three years, access to reliable logistics services will be needed, and Enterprise is ideally positioned to fill the gap,” said R.B. Herrscher, senior vice president, Petrochemical for Enterprise’s general partner. “Enterprise has been operating ethylene pipelines for more than 20 years. These new transportation assets will also complement our existing capabilities, giving us the foundation for extending our ethylene value chain even further.”