|ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS L P filed this Form 10-K on 02/28/2018|
The Orla facility will be completed in three stages. The first processing train (“Orla I”) will have natural gas processing capacity of 300 MMcf/d and the capability to extract more than 40 MBPD of mixed NGLs. This first plant, along with Orla’s related pipeline infrastructure, are expected to begin service in the second quarter of 2018. Construction of a second processing train (“Orla II”) was announced in June 2017. This second plant is expected to add 300 MMcf/d of incremental processing capacity to the Orla facility and increase the extraction rate for mixed NGLs up to 80 MBPD. Orla II is expected to begin service in the fourth quarter of 2018. In January 2018, we announced plans to construct a third processing train (“Orla III”) at the Orla facility. Once Orla III is completed, the Orla facility will have 900 MMcf/d of total processing capacity and allow us to extract up to 120 MBPD of mixed NGLs. Orla III is expected to begin service in the third quarter of 2019.
Our NGL pipelines transport mixed NGLs and other hydrocarbons from natural gas processing facilities, refineries and import terminals to fractionation plants and storage facilities; gather and distribute purity NGL products to and from fractionation plants, storage and terminal facilities, petrochemical plants, export facilities and refineries; and deliver propane and ethane to destinations along our various pipeline systems.
The results of operations from our NGL pipelines are primarily dependent upon the volume of NGLs transported (or capacity reserved) and the associated fees we charge for such transportation services. Transportation fees charged to shippers are based on either tariffs regulated by federal governmental agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), or contractual arrangements. See “Regulatory Matters” within this Part I, Item 1 and 2 discussion for additional information regarding governmental oversight of liquids pipelines.
Excluding linefill volumes and volumes shipped in connection with our marketing activities, we typically do not take title to the products transported by third party shippers on our NGL pipelines; rather, the third party shipper retains title and the associated commodity price risk.