Tulsa-based ONEOK has won federal approval of a move to transport more propane into the Midwest because of a shortage of the fuel.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has voted in support of two amendments to oil pipeline tariffs to accomplish the move.
ONEOK North System won the go-ahead to transfer some of its allocated pipeline capacity to other shippers through the end of December to improve delivery of the fuel.
FERC also allowed Enterprise TE Pipeline Company to extend emergency service of propane into Illinois. It was in November when the agency approved Enterprise’s move to provide emergency shipments of propane to alleviate high demand caused by unseasonably cold weather and crop-drying needs. It was the first such emergency approval since 2014.
ONEOK’s Natural Gas Liquids segment has facilities that gather, fractionate, treat and distribute NGLs and store NGL products in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain region. The company provides midstream services to producers of NGLs and delivers the products to two primary market centers, one in the Mid-Continent in Conway, Kansas and the other in the Gulf Coast in Mont Belvieu, Texas.
River and DJ Basins, where we provide midstream services to producers of NGLs and deliver those products to the two primary market centers, one in the Mid-Continent in Conway, Kansas, and the other in the Gulf Coast in Mont Belvieu, Texas.
ONEOK’s website explained a portion of its ONEOK North System transports refined petroleum products, including unleaded gasoline and diesel, from Kansas to Iowa.