Expansion sought for DCP Midstream, Enterprise Products & Western Gas Partners Front Range Pipeline
Thursday May 3rd, 2018
Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD), Western Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES) and DCP Midstream LP (NYSE: DCP) announced on May 3rd the binding open season for additional capacity on the Front Range Pipeline, which transports mixed natural gas liquid (NGL) from the Denver-Julesburg (D-J) Basin in Weld County, Colorado to Skellytown, Texas.
This would expand the existing pipeline system by 100,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) to a total capacity of approx. 250,000 bbl.
The Front Range Pipeline expansion is designed to facilitate growing production of NGL from the D-J Basin. NGL production is expected to increase by 40% over the next four years as development of oil & natural gas continues to grow. In addition, 800 million cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity is expected to come online by the end of 2019.
Complementing the Front Range expansion is a proposed increase in capacity of the 583-mile Texas Express pipeline that originates in Skellytown and runs to the NGL fractionation & storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas. An expanded Front Range system, which links to the Texas Express pipeline. This is a critical component of an integrated solution that provides D-J producers with flow assurance and greater access to the Gulf Coast market.
The binding open season commitment period will begin May 4 at noon CDT and continue until 5 p.m. CDT June 4. Additional details, including a notice of binding open season commitment period, will be distributed to shippers. Requests for additional information may be directed to:
- Jacob Tripplehorn at (713) 381-3844 or
- Patrick Tucker at (713) 381-5429 or
Enterprise Products, DCP Midstream & Western Gas Partners each own 33% of the front range pipeline.
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