PPGPL currently owns and operates three natural gas processing facilities (Phase I, Phase II and Phase III Gas Plants) capable of processing up to 1.95 billion standard cubic feet per day (bscf/d) of natural gas, together with related facilities. The related facilities include three fractionators (Fractionation 1, 2 and 3) that separate the natural gas liquids (NGLs) into propane and butane (together referred to as LPG) and natural gasoline. The fractionators are capable of fractionating up to 70,000 barrels per day (bpd) of NGLs produced from the three natural gas processing facilities as well as additional NGLs purchased from the Atlantic facility at Point Fortin. The Fractionator 3 also includes a butane splitter with a capacity of 7,000 barrels per day (bpd) for splitting of mixed butane into normal and iso-butanes.
PPGPL’s assets also include a 34 mile 8” diameter NGLs pipeline connecting the Atlantic facilities at Point Fortin to PPGPL, 1,000,000 barrels of storage for LPG and natural gasoline and two marine loading dock facilities with an overall product loading capacity of 15,000 barrels per hour (bph) for delivery of refrigerated and pressurized products onto marine vessels. An additional 250,000 barrels of gasoline storage were completed in 2011.
Under processing agreements with NGC, PPGPL processes (extracts the NGLs from) all of the natural gas used in Trinidad, with the exception of the supply to the Atlantic facilities. Under separate agreements, PPGPL transports, fractionates, stores and delivers to customers the NGLs extracted at the Atlantic’s T1, T2/3 and T4 facilities.
Since the start-up of its facilities in June 1991, PPGPL has produced and sold over 85 million barrels of propane, butane and gasoline and established itself as the preferred regional supplier of LPG with over 50% market share of the Caribbean market. PPGPL received the Du Pont Excellence Award for Marketing Excellence in 1997.