Enterprise Products Restarts Independence Hub

Enterprise Product Partners (EPD) restarted its Independence Hub natural gas platform on Tuesday after scheduled maintenance that began the past weekend, the company said Wednesday.

The hub is now running at 500 million cubic feet of natural gas a day, about half its capacity, the same rate it was at prior to the turnaround, Enterprise Products spokesman Rick Rainey said.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC), which operates the hub for Enterprise, was in charge of the maintenance, Rainey said. An Anadarko spokesman didn't immediately return calls for more details.

The Independence Hub is a natural gas processing platform anchored in about 8,000 feet of water off the Mississippi coast in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. It is connected to subsea production infrastructure and the 134-mile Independence Trail pipeline that delivers natural gas to shore.

It is 80%-owned by Enterprise and 20% by Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (HLX).