ETP Cut Pipeline Pressure To Run Off Enterprise, Jury Told

By Paul DeBenedetto (April 6, 2015, 11:57 PM EDT) -- Energy Transfer Partners LP tried to run Enterprise Products Partners LP out of business by capping pressure to an oil and gas pipeline in Texas and cutting off access to the Gulf of Mexico, costing Enterprise more than $20 million, a Houston jury was told on Monday.

Enterprise sued the natural gas giant in 2013, alleging that ETP lowered the maximum allowable operating pressure inside the 240-mile Old Ocean pipeline, a natural gas pipeline extending from the city of Maypearl, Texas, south of Dallas, down to Sweeny, near the Gulf Coast.

Although ETP said it lowered the pressure as a form...

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