The Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipeline is now expected to open in the second half of April, one shipper said. The line connects the Marcellus/Utica shale region to the Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania export terminal.
Range Resources, a shipper on the line, told investor analysts last week that it had been "notified by the pipeline operator that the outage on the Mariner East pipeline will continue into the second half of April."
Reuters originally reported the news on Tuesday.
The company said it did not expect to have to shut in or curtail any propane production, as it is finding other markets for the product. It is selling ethane to other markets, or leaving it in the natural...