Ozark Crude Pipeline to Be Restarted After Damaging Storms

MPLX LP will restart its 360,000 barrels per day Ozark pipeline that runs from storage area in Cushing, Oklahoma to refineries in the Midwest, the company said last Wednesday.

Since Oklahoma has recently suffered from flooding and storms, the Ozark system was shut down last Tuesday after an operational check, the company said. Upon restart the company expects the pipeline to operate at full capacity.

Due to the bad weather and flooding in central Oklahoma, Tallgrass Energy LP was also prompted to halt all deliveries to destinations on the Pony Express Pipeline. They had to shut down the pipeline's south end segment, which runs from Sterling, Colorado, to Cushing, because of flooding on the Cimarron River.

Until the risk of flooding has been diminished, operations had been temporarily stopped at the HollyFrontier Corp refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company said in a statement.

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pgjonline

Iron Horse Pipeline Receives Temporary Embargo As River Floods

Last week, Tallgrass Energy LP placed a temporary embargo of deliveries for both the Tallgrass Iron Horse Pipeline and the Pony Express Pipeline, because of the major flooding in Oklahoma on the Cimarron River.

The Iron Horse pipeline is a project between Tallgrass Energy and Silver Creek Midstream with the goal to allow access of crude oil from Powder River Basin to Guernsey, Wyoming. When operations are safe to begin again, they are to restore service. 

The flooding is causing major concerns as reports say 10 homes have fallen into the water since water levels began to rise last week.

The Cimarron River extends 698 miles across New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Kansas.

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Reuters

Open Season Announced for an Additional 30 Mile Expansion on Pony Express Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy, LP, has announced an open season for the new 30-mile 12 inch pipeline expansion, the Hereford Lateral, which will connect crude oil gathering facilities and/or terminal facilities near Hereford, Colorado, with existing Pony Express facilities located near the Pawnee origin facility in Weld County.

The company is expecting the expansion to be in-service by July 2019, and the expansion capacity on the existing Pony Express system to be in-service by May 2020. These both are ahead of the larger Pony Express system expansion announced Jan. 22, 2019.

A limited open season will run from May 1, 2019, to May 15, 2019 to allow interested parties the opportunity to commit to the Hereford Project is launched by Pony Express.

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worldpipelines

Open Season Extended for Tallgrass Energy’s Pony Express Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy, LP has announced that it has extended and expanded its open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation services.

The open season, initially announced on 13 November 2018, has been extended to 14 April 2019. This is to reflect updated rates and contracting options to accommodate newly secured commitments.

The 760-mile Pony Express crude oil pipeline originates in Guernsey, Wyo., and runs through Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, connecting with three refineries before terminating in Cushing, Okla.

Placed in service in 2014, Pony Express has a design capacity of 320,000 barrels a day, and based on a number of factors has the capacity to transport additional barrels.

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worldpipelines
tallgrassenergylp

Tallgrass Energy Announces Anchor Shipper for Seahorse Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy announced on Monday that it has signed a binding agreement with an unaffiliated third-party that will potentially be an anchor shipper and equity partner in Tallgrass’s Seahorse Pipeline.

The Seahorse Pipeline would move crude oil from Cushing, Okla. To both the St. James, La refining complex as well as Tallgrass’s planned Plaquemines Liquids Terminal (PLT) in Louisiana.

“The Seahorse agreement provides strong proof of concept for our pipeline project,” said Tallgrass Chief Operating Officer Bill Moler. “The market is excited about the versatility of Seahorse, which has multiple options including refinery demand in the St. James area and substantial export capability.”

On Nov. 30, Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC will launch a new joint tariff open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation under a joint tariff between the Pony Express and Seahorse Pipeline from Guernsey and DJ-Basin origin points to the St. James refinery complex and PLT.

There were additional announcements such as the acquisition of $30 million worth of land that will serve as the site for PLT. It is 600 acres across the Mississippi River about 30 miles south of New Orleans. PLT will offer up to 20 million barrels of storage for both crude oil and refined products and export facilities.

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Street Insider

Tallgrass Energy Scheduling Open Season for Pony Express

Tallgrass Energy has scheduled an open season for crude oil shipping commitments for their Pony Express system. It began on Friday and will extend to January 18.

Crude oil will move from Guernsey, Wyoming to refinery deliver points along the Pony Express and Cushing, Oklahoma.

Depending on the results, the pipeline could expand an additional 300,000 bpd beyond the expected year-end capacity of 400,000 bpd. Full service is expected in the third quarter of 2020.

Tallgrass’s other new pipeline project, Iron Horse, is expected to start commercial operations in early 2019. The pipe will initially have approximately 100,000 bpd and could expand to around 200,000 bpd.

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Pipeline & Gas Journal