|  Clifton Linton

Brief: Energy Transfer Partners Announces Gulf Coast Ethane Export Dock

A new export dock expected to exclusively supply ethane to China is in the works.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) and Satellite Petrochemical USA Corp., on Thursday, entered into definitive agreements to form a joint venture, Orbit Gulf Coast NGL Exports, LLC, with the purpose of constructing a new export terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast to provide ethane to Satellite for consumption at their ethane cracking facilities in China.

Orbit will also build a 20-inch ethane pipeline connecting ETP’s Mont Belvieu Fractionators and the company’s ethane export terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast as well as domestic markets in the region, ...

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