The first ethane cargo has departed from Morgan’s Point terminal

INEOS and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. have announced that the first cargo of ethane to be exported from Enterprise’s Morgan’s Point, Texas terminal has been loaded. TheINEOS Intrepidset is now sailing en route to the INEOS facility at Rafnes in Norway.
The INEOS Intrepid is the first ship to export ethane out of Marcus Hook near Philadelphia in March as well as the new Morgan’s Point terminal on the Gulf Coast.
The Morgan’s Point ethane export facility, which is the largest of its kind in the world, can load at a rate of 10,000 barrels per hour, provides INEOS with another supply route from the USA in addition to Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. Supply for the new ethane export terminal is sourced from Enterprise’s natural gas liquids fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas and transported through a new 18-mile, 24-inch diameter pipeline that was completed in February of 2016. In addition, the Mont Belvieu complex is connected to ethane production from the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions through the ATEX pipeline.