Plains All American, Enterprise Expanding Eagle Ford JV Pipeline

November 2013, Vol. 240 No. 11

Plains All American (PAA) Pipeline LP and Enterprise Products Partners LP have agreed to expand their Eagle Ford Joint Venture (JV) crude oil pipeline.

This will increase capacity to 470,000 bpd of light and medium crude oil grades to accommodate additional volumes expected from PAA’s Cactus Pipeline now under construction. The expansion is expected to cost $120 million and be in service in mid-2015.

The system is a 50/50 joint venture between PAA and Enterprise that serves the Three Rivers and Corpus Christi refineries and other markets via marine transport facilities at Corpus Christi. The pipeline supplies the Houston-area market through a connection to the Enterprise Crude Pipeline terminal at Lyssy in Wilson County, TX. The pipeline expansion will be completed in stages that include adding pumping capacity and looping certain segments of the existing system. The expansion also includes constructing an additional 2.3 MMbbls of operational storage capacity in Gardendale, Tilden and Corpus Christi.

The Cactus Pipeline is being constructed by PAA from McCamey, TX in the Permian Basin area to Gardendale in La Salle County, TX. The pipeline will have an initial capacity of 200,000 bpd and is expected to be in service in 2015.