April 3 (Reuters) - Enterprise Products Partners will build a natural gas processing plant in Texas to expand its operations in the Permian Basin, the U.S. energy firm said on Wednesday.

The facility, Mentone West 2, at Texas' Loving County will have the capacity to process more than 300 million cubic feet per day (cfpd) of natural gas and to extract in excess of 40,000 barrels per day (bpd) of natural gas liquids (NGL).

"The Permian Basin is expected to account for more than 90% of domestic NGL production by the end of the decade as producers and oilfield service companies continue to push the envelope and develop new and more efficient techniques in one of the world's most prolific energy basins," said AJ Teague, co-CEO of Enterprise's general partner.

The plant is expected to begin service in the second quarter of 2026.

Enterprise said it has started service on its Mentone 3 natural gas processing plant, which is also capable of processing over 300 million cfpd of natural gas and extracting more than 40,000 bpd of NGLs.

Construction of its Mentone West 1 plant, formerly known as Mentone 4, is also on schedule and projected to begin service in the second half of 2025. (Reporting by Sourasis Bose in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)