|  Clifton Linton

LPG-by-Rail Outlook Mixed For 2017; Mexico Is Bright Spot, Mariner East 2 To Take Marcellus Shipments

Heading into 2017, the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-by-rail sector has a mixed outlook as new market opportunities including those in Mexico support additional shipments, but the startup of a new natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline will steal away loads. Meanwhile, the normal base load demand for propane and butane shipments remains stable. The unknown, however, is whether more traffic will be lost to additional NGL pipelines. For now, the answer seems to be “no.”...

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