On January 2, the first export cargo departed Enterprise Products Partners' new ethylene terminal along the Houston Ship Channel.
The new terminal started its first phase of operations in late December and the 10,000 mt Asia-bound cargo was the first to load at the terminal.
Enterprise had intended to ship out the first cargo in late December, when the first phase of the new terminal came online. Depending on marketing opportunities, that initial phase of operations will have 60-70 percent of its eventual 1 million mt/year capacity.
To hold up to 275,000 mt of ethylene, an ethane cavern converted by Enterprise at its natural gas and petrochemical hub located in Mont Belvieu. A new bidirectional pipeline also has been started by Enterprise, connecting to the new terminal at Morgan's Point where the company also operates an ethane export facility.
The second phase will bring online a refrigerated tank currently under construction at the new terminal that will hold up to 30,000 mt of ethylene.
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