Houston Startup Plans $2 Billion Permian NGL Pipeline

Houston Chronicle, August 3, 2017

Houston pipeline startup Permico Energia hopes to build a $2 billion natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline across Texas from the booming Permian Basin to refining and port access near Corpus Christi. The pipeline project includes building a fractionator near Corpus Christi to separate the NGLs into individual products - ethane, propane and butane - as well as products pipelines to carry the ethane and more to Houston-area markets like Mont Belvieu. 

The proposed 510-mile pipeline system also would connect to South Texas' Eagle Ford Shale as it makes its way to Corpus Christi. The fractionator would be built to process 300,000 barrels a day. Despite the lack of details on the financing plans, Permico said construction is tentatively slated to start by the end of June 2018 and go into service in 2020.

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