NGL Databank Suite


As natural gas plant throughput and NGL production increase, it is critically important for producers, processors, developers and other industry players to have timely, accurate access to natural gas plant operating information.

NGL Databank Suite addresses this need by offering NGL markets detailed information about individual plant throughput, NGL production, processing economics and other key market factors. The NGL Databank provides individual plant reports on more than 550 total gas plant facilities in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Alabama, Michigan and the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. Data from some selected states also includes information on liquids and gas disposition, source of gas production, where volumes are fractionated, inventories, capacities, etc. 

The NGL Databank Suite includes the following products:

NGL Facilities Databank: This resource is an extensive dataset that includes details on more than 1,120 existing natural gas processing plants in the U.S. and Canada, as well as 40 expansions and 50 new builds with 113 Bcf/d of total capacity. This product also tracks NGL fractionators in the U.S. and Canada, individual NGL pipelines in the U.S. broken out by purity product, propane dehydrogenation units and LPG export facilities. The NGL Facilities Databank is updated monthly and delivered in spreadsheet format.

NGL Supply Databank: Most significant NGL-producing states require that each natural gas plant within its borders file monthly reports that track key operating statistics, including natural gas inlet and tailgate volumes, GPM, shrinkage and the production of NGL products. Some states collect additional information, such as delivery data into specific pipelines. Platts collects this gas plant data, standardizes the information into a common format, scrubs the data to correct any quality issues and provides the data in both spreadsheet and tabular/graphical formats. 

Currently the system includes more than 559 gas plant facilities in Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, Utah, New Mexico, Alabama, Michigan and the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.