The Chaparral pipeline delivers natural gas liquids (NGLs) to the NGL fractionation complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas.

The expansion project is designed to increase annual average system capacity by approximately 15,000 barrels per day (BPD) or 20,000BPD, depending on shipper response to the open season.

The expansion will involve upgrading certain pipe sections, and may include installing additional pumping capability at existing pump stations.

If there is sufficient shipper commitment, the additional capacity could be available as soon as early 2009, according to Teppco.