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    Enterprise continues Permian gas plant additions


With additional plants, Delaware and Midland processing capacity will reach 4.7bn ft3/day.

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Enterprise continues Permian gas plant additions

Midstream services provider Enterprise Products Partners said April 3 it would build another natural gas processing plant in the Delaware Basin capacity to process more than 300mn ft3/day of Permian associated natural gas and extract more than 40,000 barrels/day (b/d) of natural gas liquids (NGLs).

The Mentone West 2 facility would be built in Loving County, Texas and would enter service in Q2 2026, Enterprise said.

Elsewhere in the Delaware Basin, Enterprise said its Mentone 3 natural gas processing plant had entered service, processing more than 300mn ft3/day of natural gas and extracting more than 40,000 b/d of natural gas liquids, while its Mentone West 1 plant, formerly known as Mentone 4, remains under construction, with service expected to begin in the second half of 2025.

With the completion of the latest Mentone plants, Enterprise will have the capacity to process more than 2.8bn ft3/day of Delaware Basin gas to extract more than 370,000 b/d of NGLs.

In the Midland Basin area of the Permian, Enterprise said its Leonidas gas processing plant in Midland County has begun service and that construction on its Orion facility is on schedule and expected to enter service in the second half next year. 

Each plant is capable of processing 300mn ft3/day of natural gas and extracting more than 40,000 b/d of NGLs. With the completion of Orion, Enterprise’s processing capacity in the Midland basin will reach 1.9bn ft3/day, extracting more than 270,000 b/d of NGLs.

All of the plants in both basins are supported by long-term producer dedications and minimum volume commitments, Enterprise said.

“The Permian Basin is expected to account for more than 90% of domestic NGL production by the end of the decade as producers and oilfield service companies continue to push the envelope and develop new and more efficient techniques in one of the world’s most prolific energy basins,” said Jim Teague, co-CEO of Enterprise’s general partner. “With the expansion of our natural gas processing network, Enterprise is facilitating this growth and providing safe and reliable access to domestic and international markets.”