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fractionate

(frak′shŏ-nāt″)
To separate or divide a mixture, usually by means of the differing physical or chemical properties of its components.
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In fact, we have even been utilizing our fractionators in Louisiana to offload volumes that exceeded our available capacity at Mont Belvieu in order to satisfy customer demands.
In addition, the Partnership has reactivated its Eunice natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator in south central Louisiana, which will give Crosstex operational flexibility, increased fractionation capacity and the ability to capture new NGL-related business.
NYSE: EPD) today announced that a fifth natural gas liquids ("NGL") fractionator at its Mont Belvieu, Texas complex has begun commercial operations and is operating in excess of its nameplate capacity of 75,000 barrels per day ("BPD").
Using recently built Enterprise fractionators as a template and utilizing existing infrastructure should promote greater efficiency in the design, construction, and operation of the sixth fractionator.
The MB-2 fractionator will cost $300-390 million to construct and will supplement the partnership's 80% owned, 160,000-bpd MB-1 fractionator in Mont Belvieu.
The addition of these two strategically located fractionators demonstrates progress on the execution of our co-investment strategy with our general partner.
The fractionator was expanded to its current capacity in 2008.
Supported by multiple long-term contracts, the second fractionator is necessary to handle the increasing NGL barrels delivered via the partnerships' Woodford Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin infrastructure, including Lone Star's 570-mile West Texas Gateway NGL Pipeline.
The cargo consisted of a gasoline fractionator, propylene fractionator, ethylene fractionator and a quench tower.
Dow plans to supply the required ethane and propane for these projects through a variety of supply arrangements, including: a possible joint venture fractionator in Texas, supply from existing fractionators, supply from future new fractionators to he built within the industry, and potential supply deals from various shale gas opportunities such as the Eagle Ford and Marcellus shale regions.
NYSE: OKS) announced today that it has signed a letter of intent for a 10-year firm-space fractionation agreement with Targa Resources Partners LP (Nasdaq: NGLS) for additional fractionation capacity at Targa's Cedar Bayou fractionator, a natural gas liquids fractionation facility located at Mont Belvieu, Texas.
In addition to an 80 percent interest in its MB-1 fractionator in Mont Belvieu, ONEOK Partners also owns NGL fractionators in Medford, Okla.