Enterprise Products is extending its open commitment period
by two weeks to accommodate additional shipper demand on the
partnerships Appalachia-to-Texas pipeline (ATEX Express), the company said on
Earlier this month, Enterprise said it had received sufficient
commitments to move forward with development of the 1,230-mile
ATEX Express pipeline, which will deliver growing ethane
production from the Marcellus/Utica Shale areas of
Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the US Gulf coast.
Since our announcement to proceed with development of
the ATEX Express pipeline, we have received multiple inquires
from producers seeking transportation capacity, said A.J.
Jim Teague, executive vice president and chief
operating officer of Enterprises general partner.
We will use this extended open commitment period to
execute additional binding, 15-year transportation
agreements, he added.
The open commitment period began Wednesday morning and will
close on the afternoon of Monday, January 23.