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LIQUIDS TRANSPORTATION AND SERVICES SEGMENT

Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) pipelines transport demethanized mix (Y-grade or raw make) from natural gas processing plants to fractionation plants and storage facilities. NGL fractionators separate Y-grade into purity products. Those purity products typically include ethane, propane, iso-butane, normal butane and natural gasoline. NGL storage facilities store Y-grade, purity products and petrochemical feedstocks in underground salt caverns. These products are staged to meet the needs of their customers.

Through our liquids transportation and services segment, we own: approximately 3,181 miles of NGL pipelines with an aggregate transportation capacity of approximately 977,000 Bbls/d; four NGL fractionators and a propane de-ethanizer in Mont Belvieu and fractionators at King Ranch and Geismar, LA, with an aggregate capacity of 545,000 Bbls/d; and NGL storage facilities in Mont Belvieu and Hattiesburg with aggregate working storage capacity of approximately 53 million Bbls. The NGL pipelines primarily transport NGLs from the Permian, Delaware, Barnett and Eagle Ford Basins to Mont Belvieu.

Liquids transportation revenue is principally generated from fees charged to customers under dedicated or take-or-pay contracts. Under a dedicated contract, the customer agrees to deliver the total output from particular processing plants that are connected to the NGL pipeline. Take-or-pay contracts have minimum throughput commitments requiring the customer to pay regardless of whether volume is transported or not.

NGL fractionation revenue is principally generated from fees charged to customers under take-or-pay contracts. Take-or-pay contracts have minimum payment obligations for throughput commitments requiring the customer to pay regardless of whether a fixed volume raw make is fractionated into purity products or not. Fractionation fees are market-based and are negotiated with customers at rates competitive with other Gulf Coast fractionators.

This segment also includes revenues earned from marketing NGLs.

NGL storage revenues are derived from base storage fees and throughput fees. Base storage fees are firm contracts based on the reserved storage capacity, regardless of the capacity actually used. Fees are also charged for the receipt and delivery of products, loading and unloading and for in-well transfers.

The following details our assets in the liquids transportation and services segment. Certain assets, as discussed below, are owned by ETC/Lone Star in which we have a 100% interest.

 

Lone Star Express

 Capacity of 507,000 Bbls/d
 Approximately 532 miles of NGL transmission pipelines

The Lone Star Express System, owned by Lone Star, is an interstate NGL pipeline consisting of 24-inch and 30-inch long-haul, mixed NGLs transportation pipeline that can deliver up to 507,000 Bbls/d of capacity from processing plants in the Permian Basin and Barnett Shale to Mont Belvieu NGL storage and fractionation facilities.


 

West Texas Gateway Pipeline

 Capacity of 240,000 Bbls/d
 Approximately 570 miles of NGL transmission pipeline

The West Texas Gateway Pipeline, owned by Lone Star, began service in December 2012 and transports NGLs produced in the Permian and Delaware Basins and the Eagle Ford Shale to Mont Belvieu, Texas.


 

Justice Pipeline

 Capacity of 375,000 Bbls/d
 Approximately 127 miles of NGL transmission pipeline


 

Other NGL Pipelines

 Aggregate capacity of 150,000 Bbls/d
 Approximately 147 miles of NGL transmission pipelines

Other NGL pipelines include the 87-mile Liberty pipeline with a capacity of 140,000 Bbls/d, the 45-mile Freedom pipeline with a capacity of 56,000 Bbls/d and the 15-mile Spirit pipeline with a capacity of 20,000 Bbls/d.


 

Mont Belvieu Facilities

 Working storage capacity of approximately 50 million Bbls
 Approximately 185 miles of NGL transmission pipelines
 520,000 Bbls/d NGL and propane fractionation facilities

The Mont Belvieu storage facility, owned by Lone Star, is an integrated liquids storage facility with over 50 million Bbls of salt dome capacity providing 100% fee-based cash flows. The Mont Belvieu storage facility has access to multiple NGL and refined product pipelines, the Houston Ship Channel, and numerous petrochemical plants, refineries and fractionation facilities.


 

Hattiesburg Storage Facility

 Working storage capacity of approximately 3.0 million Bbls

The Hattiesburg storage facility, owned by Lone Star, is an integrated liquids storage facility with approximately 3.0 million Bbls of salt dome capacity, providing 100% fee-based cash flows. The facility has a 22 spot rail unloading and loading facility and six truck bays.


 

Sea Robin Processing Plant

 One processing plant with 320 MMcf/d residue capacity and 9,000 Bbls/d NGL capacity
 18.5% non-operating interest held by Lone Star

Sea Robin is a rich gas processing plant located on the Sea Robin Pipeline in southern Louisiana. The plant, which is connected to nine interstate and four intrastate residue pipelines as well as various deep-water production fields, has a residue capacity of 320 MMcf/d and an NGL capacity of 9,000 Bbls/d.


 

Refinery Services

 One processing plant (Chalmette) with capacity of 54 MMcf/d
 One NGL fractionator with 25,000 Bbls/d capacity
 Approximately 85 miles of NGL pipelines

The Refinery Services segment consists of a refinery off-gas processing and O-grade NGL fractionation complex located along the Mississippi River refinery corridor in southern Louisiana that cryogenically processes refinery off-gas and fractionates the O-grade NGL stream into its higher value components. The O-grade fractionator located in Geismar, Louisiana is connected by approximately 80 miles of pipeline to the Chalmette processing plant with a lateral into Convent. The Geismar fractionator also receives and processes up to 2,000 bpd of raw mix via tank truck. Raw Mix specifications are below.


 

Lone Star Contacts

NGL Transportation and Fractionation:
Mark McKee 713-989-2773

NGL and Refined Products Storage:
Valerie White 713-989-2729

Refinery Services:
Brian Webb 713-989-2319

To view the applicable Lone Star NGL Tariffs and product specifications, please click on the links below.

 Intrastate Service Tariff (West Texas Pipeline)
 Intrastate General Rules and Regulations Tariff (West Texas Pipeline)
 Intrastate Service Tariff (Hastings Pipeline)
 FERC Tariff No. 1.1.0 - Rules and Regulations (Currently Effective)
 FERC Tariff No. 2.5.0 - Rates (Currently Effective)
 FERC Tariff No. 2.6.0 - Rates (Pending)
 Y-Grade Specifications
 Purity Product Specifications
 Refinery Services Trucked-in Product Specifications
 Refinery Services Butane Mix, Isobutane Mix, and Pentanes Plus Mix Specifications

ETC NGL Contacts

NGL Transportation:
Mark McKee 713-989-2773

To view the current ETC NGL Pipeline Tariffs and product specifications, please click on the links below.

 Intrastate Service Tariff ( Justice Pipeline )
 Intrastate Service Tariff ( Freedom Pipeline )
 Intrastate General Rules and Regulations Tariff
 Y-Grade Specifications