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Enterprise reports record 4Q propylene production

HOUSTON, January 31, 2019 (PCW) -- Enterprise Products Partners' 4Q 2018 propylene plant production volumes reached a record 102,000 b/d, including 21,000 b/d from the PDH unit in Mont Belvieu, TX, the company said today.

The remaining output was from propylene fractionators. The company includes byproducts in its production totals.

PDH production was up from 15,000 b/d in 3Q 2018; the unit was shut for maintenance in September.

Total capacity of the PDH unit is about 750,000 mt/yr or 25,000 b/d.

The company said it is working with several parties on an additional PDH unit proposed for Mont Belvieu. -- David Barry

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