Natural Gas LiquidsNGL supply solutions for refineries, petrochemical manufacturers and industrial companies
Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Marketing and Distribution
Before it can be used to make useful products for homes, businesses, and factories, raw natural gas must be transformed to meet regulatory requirements and pipeline quality standards. Part of this transformation involves the separation of heavy hydrocarbon liquids from the gas, a process which yields a valuable group of by-products used in a range of petrochemical and industrial sectors: Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs). NGL byproducts include natural-gas condensate – more commonly referred to as natural gasoline or simply condensate – as well as butane, propane, pentane and ethane.
Leveraging considerable supply chain experience and resources, Targray’s Natural Gas Liquids business is well-positioned to help meet the Natural Gasoline (condensate) supply requirements of petrochemical manufacturers, industrial companies, and refineries throughout the United States. To learn more about our NGL marketing capabilities, consult the table below.
NGL Market Review
The Basics of NGL StorageStorage of natural gas liquids is necessary as they may be produced in volumes that surpass the maximum capacity of the various NGL transportation methods available. In addition, production of some NGLs may not meet seasonal requirements in certain regions. Large NGL volumes are typically stored as a pressurized liquid in underground caverns. While most of these caverns are in salt formations, some may be mined out of shale, granite, and limestone rock. In regions where geology is not well suited for underground caverns, large above-ground tanks may be used, as is the case for a majority of propane and butane products in the northeast.
By Rail | Railroad Tanker CarsMany regions in the United States are not served by NGL pipelines. In these areas, Targray can transport wholesale and bulk volumes of NGL to its customers in pressurized railroad tanker cars.
By Waterway | Gas Carriers and BargesSpecial marine vessels known as gas carriers or gas tankers transport NGL products to and from shipping ports throughout the United States. For shorter distances, we commission barges to transport products securely along navigable rivers and waterways.
By Pipeline | NGL PipelinesTargray-managed gathering and distribution points link up with NGL pipelines to ensure that our natural gasoline safely reaches our focus markets.
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