Energy Transfer has announced that the first Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC) has been loaded under its previously announced joint venture with Satellite Petrochemical USA Corp, Orbit Gulf Coast NGL Exports LLC.

The Seri Everest, the world’s largest VLEC, departed from Orbit’s newly constructed export facilities at Energy Transfer’s Nederland Terminal in Nederland, Texas, on January 17 2021, to complete its maiden voyage.

The vessel was loaded with more than 911,000 barrels of ethane destined for Satellite’s Lianyungang ethane cracker in north eastern Jiangsu Province, China, the largest single shipment of ethane to date.

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21st January 2021