HOUSTON, TX (November 2, 2021) – Recognizing the critical role of U.S. energy exports and the importance of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in providing reliable, affordable, energy and feedstocks to U.S. consumers and our allies around the globe, experts from the Grow America’s Infrastructure Now (GAIN) Coalition today joined with local media to tour Energy Transfer’s NGL Export Terminal in Nederland, TX.
“NGLs play an important role in the energy and petrochemical industry – serving as a key feedstock for critical manufacturing, a fuel for home heating and cooking, and blended into vehicle fuel,” said Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition. “As the top oil and natural gas producer in the nation, Texas is leading the way in NGL production, and Energy Transfer’s Nederland Export Terminal is a lynchpin to that ongoing success.”
The Nederland Terminal is home to the second largest NGL export facility in the world. Serving as the terminus of the four NGL pipelines that make up Energy Transfer’s Mont Belvieu to Nederland Pipeline System, there are three refrigeration units with a combined capacity of approximately 700,000 and refrigerated storage capacity for over 3 million standard barrels of ethane, propane, butane and natural gasoline. Energy Transfer’s fractionators at Mont Belvieu process demethanized mix (Y-grade) received from multiple sources, including Energy Transfer’s Lone Star Express, Justice, and White Cliffs pipelines as well as third-party pipelines.
“The increased production and export of U.S. NGLs and natural gas is key to bolstering American national security, energy independence, and our foreign policy interests at home and abroad,” said Stevens. “Providing reliable, affordable fuels to our allies around the globe supports energy diversification, reduces carbon emissions, and strengthens the U.S. position in international affairs.”
Representatives from the GAIN Coalition included:
Major General James A. “Spider” Marks (retired), strategic advisor to the GAIN Coalition and a national security and energy security expert, having served over 30 years in the Army holding every command position from infantry platoon leader to commanding general.
Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition, having previously served in the Bush Administration at the Department of Energy where he served as the chief spokesman under Secretary Sam Bodman.
Grow America’s Infrastructure Now (GAIN) is a diverse coalition of businesses, trade associations, and labor groups that share a vested interest in creating jobs and strengthening our nation’s economy through infrastructure development. For more information on the GAIN Coalition, visit www.gainnow.org or follow the Coalition on Twitter @GAINNowAmerica.