Epic Midstream Holdings is still on track to start moving crude oil from West Texas’s Permian Basin to the port of Corpus Christi by this fall and will use steel sourced by U.S. mills.
The plan, which was originally announced in October, will have the company temporarily using its natural gas liquids pipeline to ship crude oil starting the third quarter.
All the needed mainline right of way has been secured for the construction of a separate crude oil pipeline along the route of natural gas liquids pipeline.
Delivery of the 30-inch pipeline required to build the 700-mile project is expected to take place later this month.
The Epic Crude Oil Pipeline runs from Orla, Pecos, Saragosa, Cane, Wink and Midland in the Permian Basin to Gardendale and Helena in the Eagle Ford Shale to the Port of Corpus Christi.
Shortly after delivery, construction of the pipeline is expected to begin and be completed by January 2020.