NEW YORK Feb 7 A U.S. federal regulator said on
Friday it is exercising its emergency powers to order Enterprise
Product Partners to prioritize shipments of the heating
fuel propane along its TE Product pipeline running northwards
from the Gulf Coast.
The National Propane Gas Association had earlier requested
that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order
Enterprise to suspend shipments of diluent and instead supply
75,000 barrels per day (bpd) of propane along the pipeline.
The FERC order did not stipulate how many barrels a day of
propane Enterprise should ship.
(Reporting by Sabina Zawadzki; Editing by Bernard Orr)