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First export of ethane from US Gulf Coast planned for August

Houston, Texas-based midstream company Enterprise Products Partners announced on Thursday that in August it will export a load of ethane, the first such shipment to depart the US Gulf Coast, according to Reuters.

The ship to take the ethane is expected to arrive by August 1 at Enterprise’s new Morgan’s Point terminal on the shores of Galveston Bay at the inlet of the Houston Ship Channel.

Ethane is in demand worldwide as a raw material for the petrochemical industry.

Enterprise’s announcement countered the less good news that eight liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cargo loadings form the terminal have been cancelled – three in July and five in August.

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With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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