Energy Transfer Completes Lone Star Express Pipeline Expansion

Energy Transfer (Dallas) announced Sept. 1 the completion of its Lone Star Express Pipeline NGL expansion project, which was a major part of the company’s 2020 capital program. The expansion adds more than 400,000 bbld of NGL capacity out of the Permian and Delaware Basins in Texas.

The project was delivered on budget and ahead of schedule.

The new 352-mile, 24-in. pipeline originates in Winkler County, Texas, and connects into the existing Lone Star Express 30-in. pipeline at the Morgan Junction in Bosque County, Texas, south of Fort Worth. It will provide shippers additional connectivity out of the Permian and Delaware basins, further encouraging the recovery of production and jobs underway in the region.

The Lone Star pipeline system ultimately connects into Energy Transfer’s Mont Belvieu facility, with its strategic connectivity to more than 35 petrochemical plants, refineries, fractionators, and third-party pipelines. Energy Transfer's seventh fractionator at Mont Belvieu was brought online earlier this year, bringing the partnership's total fractionation capacity to more than 900,000 bbld.

SOURCE: The Weekly Propane Newsletter, September 10, 2020. Weekly Propane Newsletter subscribers receive all the latest posted and spot prices from major terminals and refineries around the U.S. delivered to inboxes every week. Receive a center spread of posted prices with hundreds of postings updated each week, along with market analysis, insightful commentary, and much more not found elsewhere.