The American natural gas and crude oil pipeline company, Enterprise Products Partners L.P., has announced plans to construct a new cryogenic natural gas processing facility, along with the natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline infrastructure needed to facilitate the growth of NGL-rich natural gas production in the Delaware Basin of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, according to Smarter Analyst.
The exact location of the new processing plant, which will have a nameplate capacity of 300mcf/d and will be able to extract more than 40,000 barrels of NGL per day, has not been determined yet. The facility is anticipated to begin service in the second quarter of 2018, wrote Business Wire.
The source added that the scope of the project does not only focus on providing new gas processing capabilities, but also includes constructing rich natural gas gathering lines, a residue pipeline to Waha, and an additional NGL pipeline to Enterprise’s Mid-America Pipeline system. All of these assets will be designed to integrate with the rest of the company’s Delaware Basin Infrastructure.
This project will be the third cryogenic natural gas processing plant that the company has announced in less than 24 months in the region.