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Enterprise Permits New NGL Pipeline Out of Permian

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The Daley Note: July 13, 2023

Enterprise Products (EPD) has permitted a new NGL pipeline out of the Permian Basin that appears to follow the same right-of-way as the company's Shin Oak NGL pipeline.

At the end of June, EPD received approval from the Texas Railroad Commission for a new 630-mile NGL pipeline. It is unclear if this project would loop Shin Oak or be an independent greenfield proposal (see map).

If constructed, the new pipeline would connect EPD's Delaware and Midland natural gas processing complexes to its US Gulf Coast assets, where EPD holds a dominant share of NGL fractionation and export capacity in the Houston/Mont Belvieu area.

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East Daley's NGL Network Model, fed by our Permian Basin supply modeling, forecasts Y-grade supply will hit 3.4 MMb/d by YE27, representing 21% (600 Mb/d) growth over five years. EPD is actively expanding Shin Oak by 275 Mb/d to a capacity of 825 Mb/d. Yet Permian supply growth suggests that even with the expanded pipe, basin takeaway will be tight. We model egress hits over 90% utilization by 2027 in the NGL Network Model, making the case for a new pipe to be constructed.

Like other midstream companies, Permian infrastructure is at the core of Enterprise's strategy. EPD has sanctioned a $3.8B capital program in 2023-24, nearly all tied to the basin. EPD will phase in some of these projects over the next nine months, starting with four new processing plants (two at each of its Permian processing complexes) for a combined capacity of 1.2 Bcf/d. These expansions will serve as a backbone for future supply.

Enterprise is set to report 2Q23 earnings at the beginning of August, when we hope for an update on this proposed pipeline project. Be on the lookout for our updated financial outlook on EPD, which can be accessed via the Enterprise landing page through our client portal on Energy Data Studio. – AJ O’Donnell



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