Ethane pipeline’s capacity could be increased

The capacity of an existing pipeline that brings ethane from southwestern Pennsylvania to the Gulf Coast could be expanded.

ATEX is a 1,200-mile pipeline that brings ethane from the Marcellus and Utica shales to the Mont Belvieu complex on the Gulf Coast in Texas. The pipeline starts in Washington County, Pa. Its owner, Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD) announced Monday it was gauging demand for adding up to 50,000 barrels per day of ethane, a byproduct of natural gas production that is…


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