Cape Girardeau will be a stop along the path of a new pipeline stretching from the east coast all the way down to the gulf.  Enterprise Products Partners announced plans to construct a new pipeline that would transport ethane to the gulf coast.  They already have a terminal along the Mississippi River between Cape and Scott City.  Enterprise Products Public Relations Director Rick Rainey tells Missourinet affiliate KZIM-KSIM the Cape terminal will help serve two purposes.

Enterprise representatives are working with residents, landowners and community leaders along the proposed route.  They will provide information about the project, conducting surveys and negotiating right of way agreements.  The ATEX Express is expected to begin commercial operations in the first quarter of 2014.