Friday, January 13, 2012

Enterprise extends open season for capacity on ATEX Express pipeline

HOUSTON, Texas - Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) announced on Jan. 10 that it is conducting a two-week supplemental open commitment period to accommodate additional shipper demand on the partnership's Appalachia to Texas pipeline ("ATEX Express").

Earlier in January, Enterprise said that it had received sufficient long-term transportation commitments to move forward with development of the 1,230-mile ATEX Express pipeline, which will deliver growing ethane production from the Marcellus/Utica Shale areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

"Since our announcement to proceed with development of the ATEX Express pipeline, we have received multiple inquires from producers seeking transportation capacity," said A.J. "Jim" Teague, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Enterprise's general partner. "We will use this extended open commitment period to execute additional binding, 15-year transportation agreements." 

The open commitment period ends Jan. 23.

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