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Enterprise expands Texas shale potential

HOUSTON, June 30 (UPI) -- New construction projects planned for Texas will accommodate the rise in production in the Eagle Ford shale play, a Texas energy company said.

Enterprise Products Partners announced it was moving forward with a series of construction projects that would expand natural gas infrastructure in south Texas.

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The company said it has plans to install 350 miles of new pipelines, construct new gas processing facilities and upgrade existing plants.

"Upon completion, the Eagle Ford Shale rich gas mainline system and associated laterals will consist of approximately 300 miles of pipelines representing gathering and transportation capacity of more than 600 million cubic feet per day," the company said in a statement.

Michael Creel, president and chief executive officer at Enterprise, said the expansion projects laid the foundation for his company's growth strategy.

"These next phases, which more clearly illustrate the broad scope and integrated approach of our plan in the Eagle Ford shale, will not only provide more takeaway capacity, but offer access to other midstream services and market opportunities that will allow producers to maximize the value of their commodities," he said.

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