NGL Fractionation

NGL fractionation facilities process mixed NGL streams into purity NGL products: ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane and natural gasoline. The three primary sources of mixed NGLs fractionated in the United States are domestic natural gas processing plants, crude oil refineries and imports of butane and propane mixtures. The mixed NGLs sourced from domestic natural gas processing plants and crude oil refineries to our NGL fractionation facilities are typically transported by NGL pipelines and, to a lesser extent by railcar and truck.

Enterprise owns interests in 15 NGL fractionation facilities located in Texas, Louisiana, and Ohio. These facilities are linked by pipelines to some of the largest consumers of NGLs in the United States and to international markets through the partnership's import/export terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. Generally, the partnership receives a fee on the volume of NGLs fractionated.

Asset Descriptions

Facility Location Our Ownership Interest Net Plant (MBPD) (1) Total Plant (MBPD)
Mont Belvieu (eight units) (2) Texas Various  (3) 572 670
Shoup and Armstrong Texas 100% 98 98
Hobbs Texas 100% 75 75
Norco Louisiana 100% 75 75
Promix Louisiana   50.0%  (4) 73 145
BRF Louisiana   32.2%  (5) 19 60
Tebone Louisiana   56.2%  (6) 17 30
Todhunter Ohio 100% 3 3
Total plant fractionation capacities     929 1,153
  1. The approximate net plant capacity does not necessarily correspond to our ownership interest in each facility. It is based on a variety of factors such as the level of volumes an owner processes at the facility and its ownership interest in the facility.
  2. There are eight NGL fractionators located at our Mont Belvieu, Texas facility.
  3. We proportionately consolidate our 75% undivided interest in five of the NGL fractionators located at our Mont Belvieu, Texas facility. The remaining two units are wholly owned.
  4. Our ownership interest in the Promix fractionator is held indirectly through our equity method investment in Promix.
  5. Our ownership interest in the BRF fractionator is held indirectly through our equity method investment in Baton Rouge Fractionators LLC ("BRF").
  6. We proportionately consolidate our undivided interest in the Tebone fractionator

For more information on the assets, please refer to the most recent Form 10k or Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other SEC filings.