Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Enbridge Inc. recently announced that the 512-mile loop of the Seaway Pipeline system from Cushing, OK to the Jones Creek storage and terminal facility near Freeport, TX was mechanically complete. The 30-inch Seaway Loop Pipeline is expected to more than double the capacity of the Seaway system to 850,000 bpd.
The Jones Creek facility is connected to Enterprise’s ECHO crude oil storage facility in Houston by a 65-mile, 36-inch pipeline. Construction of a 100-mile, 30-inch pipeline from ECHO to Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX is expected to be completed shortly. Commissioning of the Seaway Loop, as well as the new pipeline from ECHO to Beaumont/Port Arthur, will continue in the third quarter.
In addition to the pipeline that transports crude oil from Cushing to the Gulf Coast, the Seaway system comprises a terminal and distribution network originating in Texas City which serves refineries locally and in the Houston area. The Seaway system also includes dock facilities at Freeport and Texas City.