Enterprise Products Partners has started service on its Rancho II pipeline and the partnership’s ECHO terminal in southeast Houston.
The 88 mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline will transport various grades of crude oil, condensate and processed condensate from the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale.
Michael Creel, CEO of Enterprise’s general partner says: ‘The Rancho II pipeline is an integral part of Enterprise’s larger efforts to expand its crude oil and condensate network in Texas.
‘Combined with our existing Eagle Ford assets and recently announced Midland-to-Sealy pipeline, Rancho II enhances our ability to provide crude oil and condensate from key producing areas with direct access to every refinery in Houston, Texas City, Beaumont and Port Arthur, as well as Enterprise’s marine facilities through our ECHO distribution system.’
Enterprise’s assets include around 49,000 miles of pipelines, 225 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.