Operations

PPGPL processes feedstock supplied from NGC and Petrotrin by extracting NGLs and fractionating them into three product streams propane, butane (collectively "liquefied petroleum gas" or "LPG") and natural gasoline. The plant can process up to 1.95bcf per day of feedstock gas and fractionate up to 70,000 barrels per day of NGLs. The products are stored in on-site storage tanks (at either refrigerated or ambient temperature) prior to being loaded onto marine tankers from loading terminal for transport to customers located in the Caribbean, South American, Central American, and European markets.


PPGPL also has the capacity to split its mixed butane stream into normal and isobutane. Currently, the isobutane is supplied under a long-term contract to Petrotrin. PPGPL takes title to the products extracted from the feedstock gas, and the processed "residue gas" is returned to NGC and Petrotrin. NGC distributes this residue gas to various end-users operating in the petrochemical, power generation, heavy industry and light industry sectors in Trinidad and Tobago, while Petrotrin uses it for various purposes in its operations.


PPGPL also fractionates NGLs produced by ALNG's natural gas liquefaction plants at Point Fortin, located in southwest Trinidad. PPGPL takes title to the NGLs from ALNG 1 and ALNG 2/3 while the NGLs from ALNG 4 are fractionated under a tolling arrangement. The resultant products are stored and exported with the products extracted from the feedstock gas from NGC and Petrotrin.