The Freeport LPG export terminal, which features at 7.5 million barrel storage facility, is now fully operational.
Phillips 66 loaded its first contracted cargo on the Commander, a very large gas carrier that departed on December 16.
The facility includes Phillips 66 Partners’ 100,000 barrel per day Sweeny fractionator and 7.5 million barrel Clemens storage terminal.
It can simultaneously load two ships with refrigerated propane and butane at a combined rate of 36,000 barrels per hour. Supply is sourced from the fractionator and storage facility, which is connected by pipeline to the Mont Belvieu hub.
The facility was developed to satisfy the growing international demand for US NGL.
Greg Garland, chairman and CEO of Phillips 66, says: ‘The start-up of the Freeport LPG export terminal is the culmination of a four-year effort to develop a new US Gulf Coast NGL market hub.
‘The new LPG export terminal gives customers the ability to place multi-grade LPG products directly into global markets through Port Freeport, which provides immediate blue water access with minimal congestion.’