Skip to comments.New natural gas plant near Houston gains approval
Posted on 04/23/2014 5:32:56 AM PDT by thackney
Construction for a new gas processing plant near Houston has gained federal approval.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed off on Dallas-based Lone Star NGL LLC's new natural gas processing plant in Mont Belvieu outside of Houston.
Lone Star is a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP) that was founded to provide natural gas liquids storage, refining, processing and pipeline transportation services.
The new plant would join two other existing ones with the goal of separating natural gas liquids into products like ethane, propane, butanes and natural gas. The plant would process 100,000 barrels a day, according to EPA records.
The EPA also has signed off on Energy Transfer Partners building in Mont Belvieu a propane dehydrogenation unit to convert propane into propylene and hydrogen. The EPA determined that project would not impact the environment too negatively.
"We are pleased to see companies making a positive difference to reduce environmental impacts on our climate and create jobs," said Ron Curry, EPA's regional administrator, noting the economic and climate benefits of relying more on natural gas than dirtier burning energy sources.
Energy Transfer Partners declined to comment on the latest EPA developments. Further details were not immediately available.
This is actually one of the smaller petrochemical plant expansions planned or under construction in this general area.
This part of Texas is so oil friendly the enviro-wackos don’t even bother to protest.
They are moving DNC Headquarters to Houston ????
Practically across the street from a project I was on last year.
And down the street from a project I currently have...
Need a Safety Man? jk