In early December 2013 a second open
season was announced for
Project Mariner East 2
involving the construction of a pipeline from this M3 Midstream
fractionation plant in Scio, Ohio to the expanding Marcus Hook
Industrial Complex on the Delaware River. With commercial pipeline
transport anticipated to begin in early-2016, shippers began making
volume commitments for ethane, propane and butane shipments, as well
as any combination of all three natural gas liquids (NGL's).
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
announced in early December 2013 that this Utica East Ohio Scio
plant would be one of four fractionators (Scio, Ohio; Houston, Pa;
Cadiz, Ohio; Blue Racer Natrium,
WV) in the Marcellus-Utica Shale region shipping
through their 1,230 mile long ATEX pipeline to Mont Belvieu, Texas
beginning in early 2014.