Our propylene fractionation and related operations consist of seven propylene fractionation plants, pipeline systems aggregating approximately 680 miles in length, and related petrochemical marketing activities. This business includes an export facility and associated above-ground polymer grade propylene storage spheres located in Seabrook, Texas.
In general, propylene fractionation plants separate refinery grade propylene (a mixture of propane and propylene) into either polymer grade or chemical grade propylene along with by-products of propane and mixed butane. Polymer grade and chemical grade propylene can also be produced as a by-product of ethylene production. The demand for polymer grade propylene primarily relates to the manufacture of polypropylene, which has a variety of end uses, including film packaging, fiber for carpets and upholstery and molded plastic parts for appliance, automotive, house ware and medical products. Chemical grade propylene is a basic petrochemical used in the manufacturing of plastics, synthetic fibers and foams.
|Description of Asset||Ownership Interest||Total Plant Capacity (MBPD)||Length (Miles)|
|Propylene Fractionation Facilities|
|Mont Belvieu (six units)||Various(1)||95|
|Lou-Tex and Sabine Propylene
(TX & LA)
|Texas City RGP Gathering System (TX)||100%||168|
|North Dean Pipeline System (TX)||100%||156|
|Propylene Splitter PGP Distribution system||100%||37|
|Lake Charles PGP Pipeline||50% (3)||27|
|La Porte PGP Pipeline||80% (4)||20|
- Enterprise owns a 66.7% interest in three of the units which have an aggregate of 41 MBPD of total plant capacity. We own 100% of the remaining three units.
- Our interest in this facility is held indirectly through our equity method investment in Baton Rouge Propylene Concentrator LLC ("BRPC").
- We proportionately consolidate our undivided interest in the Lake Charles PGP Pipeline.
- We own interest through our equity method investments in LaPorte Pipeline Company LP and LaPorte Pipeline GP, LLC
For more information on the assets, please refer to the most recent Form 10-K or Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other SEC filings.