Energy Transfer’s Lone Star NGL subsidiary will expand the Lone Star Express Pipeline with a new 352-mile pipeline from West Texas and construct another Gulf Coast fractionation facility to meet growing demand, the company said.
The projects will connect constrained production from the Delaware and Permian Basins to Lone Star’s rapidly expanding Mont Belvieu complex, where its seventh fractionator will add 150,000 bpd of capacity.
The Lone Star Express Pipeline expansion will be a 24-inch pipeline that connects Lone Star’s pipeline system with its 30-inch pipeline south of Fort Worth. Energy Transfer said the expansion will provide capacity for “significant transportation commitments Lone Star has secured from the Delaware and Permian Basins.” It is expected to be in service by the fourth quarter of 2020.
Lone Star Express Pipeline is a 532-mile interstate system consisting of 24-inch and 30-inch long-haul, mixed NGLs transportation pipeline that can deliver up to 507,000 bpd of capacity from processing plants in the Permian Basin and Barnett Shale to Mont Belvieu NGL storage and fractionation facilities.
Lone Star’s announced Fractionator VII is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2020.