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Open season for additional capacity on the Texas Express Pipeline

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Enterprise Products Partners LP, Midcoast Operating LP (a subsidiary of Enbridge, Inc.), Western Gas Partners, LP and DCP Midstream, LP yesterday announced a binding open season for additional capacity on the Texas Express Pipeline (Texas Express), which transports mixed natural gas liquids (NGL) from Skellytown, Texas in Carson County to the NGL fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Subject to customer commitments during the open season, the partners expect to expand Texas Express by approximately 90 000 bpd. Enterprise will be responsible for constructing the expansion, which will consist of adding pumping capacity along the 583 mile route. Service on the expanded Texas Express pipeline is expected to begin in 2Q19.

The expansion of Texas Express is designed to facilitate growing production of NGLs from domestic shale basins, including the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin in Colorado. Complementing the Texas Express expansion is a proposed increase in capacity on the 435 mile Front Range pipeline that originates in Weld County Colorado and connects to the Texas Express pipeline. Combined, these two assets offer an integrated solution that provides much-needed takeaway capacity for NGL production in the DJ Basin and access to the Gulf Coast market. An open season is currently under way seeking customer commitments to increase capacity on the Front Range pipeline by 100 000 bpd to a total capacity of approximately 250 000 bpd.

The Binding Open Season Commitment Period will begin 4 May 2018 at noon CDT and continue until 5 pm CDT 4 June 2018. Additional details, including a Notice of Binding Open Season Commitment Period, will be distributed to shippers.

Enterprise and Enbridge each hold a 35% interest in Texas Express, with Western Gas Partners, holding a 20% interest, and DCP Midstream holding the remaining 10%.

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