Commercial Service on Cactus II Pipeline Will Start Next Week

The new Cactus II crude oil pipeline, owned by Plains All-American, is mechanically complete and will begin commercial service next week, CEO Willie Chiang said. The pipeline will have the capacity to transport 670,000 barrels per day of crude oil from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast.

"As of today, the line is approximately 50% filled with crude, and we anticipate entering initial commercial service sometime next week," Chiang said during a conference call with investors to discuss the company's second-quarter financial results. "We expect to have direct Cactus II connectivity to Corpus (Christi) in service by the end of the first quarter 2020."

In-order to ease the bottlenecks that developed as a result of the fast-rising Permian Basin production, Cactus II is one of three new crude oil pipelines scheduled to enter service before the end of the year.

The other two pipelines scheduled for completion this year are the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline from Orla, Texas, to Corpus Christi and Phillips 66 Gray Oak Pipeline.

According to Chiang, the company has also added new investors to its proposed Wink-to-Webster pipeline and expects to start operations on the project in the first quarter of 2021.


Binding Open Season Announced for Medallion Pipeline

A binding open season was launched by Medallion Pipeline Company, LLC to solicit binding, long-term commitments for firm transportation utilizing capacity that Medallion has leased on the crude oil pipeline owned by EPIC Crude Pipeline, LLC.

The currently constructing EPIC Pipeline will provide potential shippers with access to multiple destination points including refinery and crude oil export markets through the Port of Corpus Christi.

According to the company, prospective shippers will have the opportunity to participate in the open season to acquire firm transportation capacity by making a minimum volume commitment of 10,000 barrel per day to Medallion pursuant to a volume commitment transportation agreement.

The open season started on 19 July 2019 and will end on Friday 16 August 2019 at 4.00 pm Central Daylight Time.


Final Phase of EPIC Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline to Begin Construction

The 700-mile EPIC Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline that will flow from New Mexico to Corpus Christi has entered the third and final phase of construction, company officials say.

The pipeline will be side-by-side with the previously announced 730-mile EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline for most of its route.

The NGL pipeline will have a throughput capacity of more than 440,000 barrels per day with different origin points in the Delaware and Midland Basins, and the crude oil pipeline will carry 550,000 barrels per day from the Permian to the Eagle Ford Basins.

The NGL project started in December and finished its first construction phase 3 months ago.

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First Phase of Construction on EPIC NGL Pipeline Begins

Construction on the first phase of the 650-mile EPIC natural gas liquids pipeline has officially begun.

The project runs from southeast New Mexico to Corpus Christi and will be side-by-side through Texas with the previously announced 730-mile EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline for most of its route.

EPIC plans to have the first phase of the pipeline in service by early 2018 and the entire pipeline complete by early 2019. The pipeline will have a throughput capacity of at least 375,000 barrels per day with many origin points in the Delaware and Midland basins.

BP announced in September that it has signed on as the anchor shipper on the New Mexico-to-Texas EPIC NGL pipeline.

Houston Chronicle

BP to be First Customer of New 650-Mile NGL Pipeline in Permian Basin

BP announced it would be the first customer for a new 650-mile natural gas liquids pipeline from New Mexico to West Texas.

The pipeline is being built by a subsidiary of EPIC Midstream Holdings and will transport 220,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids when construction is completed.

The pipeline will extend from the Delaware and Midland basins in New Mexico and West Texas to Corpus Christi. A fractionation complex will be built in Corpus Christi to separate the various liquids.

The pipeline's initial phase is planned to be done in February of next year, with the entire project completion estimated to be in 2019. Costs of the pipeline have not been released.

The 650-mile EPIC pipeline is at least the third project this year to be announced from the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi.

Houston Chronicle