Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has announced the commencement of its second propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant, PDH 2, in Chambers County, Texas. The facility can process 35,000 barrels of propane daily, producing 1.65 billion pounds of polymer grade propylene (PGP) annually. Together with the existing PDH 1 plant, the complex can consume 70,000 barrels of propane to produce 3.3 billion pounds of PGP yearly.

A.J. "Jim" Teague, co-CEO of Enterprise, highlighted the importance of propylene, calling it essential to human survival and quality of life. He expressed that PDH 2 would provide cost-advantaged production to meet global demands.

The new plant is part of Enterprise's $3.8 billion growth projects, expected to generate new revenue streams by the end of 2023. The company's total capacity for propylene production now reaches 11 billion pounds per year. The PDH 2 facility is integrated with Enterprise's existing propylene system, including over 1,000 miles of pipelines, 3 billion pounds of storage, and an export capacity of 4 billion pounds annually.

This expansion strengthens Enterprise's infrastructure network, allowing customers to balance supply and demand efficiently. The launch of PDH 2 marks a significant step in Enterprise's commitment to innovation and growth in the petrochemical industry.

--The Plastic Exchange