Sunoco Logistics to Restart Permian Express II Pipeline within Several Days

Sunoco Logistics Crude Oil Segment Map (Sunoco Logistics)

Sunoco Logistics announced that the restart of its Permian Express II pipeline should be expected within the next several days and that it is currently working on a return-to-service plan that was issued by PHMSA last week, according to a notice seen by Reuters.

PHMSA ordered the shutdown of a section of the line after a leak that spilled 800 barrels was detected on September 10 near Sweetwater, Texas.

The spill occurred just months after PHMSA issued a civil penalty of $1.3 million to Sunoco for violating welding practices when constructing the Permian Express II, which has been in operation since the middle of 2015.

The Permian Express II transports crude oil for 279 miles from Colorado City, Texas to Corsicana, Texas.