Plains All American/Enterprise Plan Eagle Ford JV Pipeline Expansions, Terminal

December 2014, Vol. 241, No. 12

Plains All American Pipeline and Enterprise Products Partners are constructing a condensate gathering system into their Three Rivers terminal and doubling the mainline capacity on the Eagle Ford Joint Venture Pipeline from Three Rivers to Corpus Christi, TX. These expansions are supported by a long-term production commitment and are expected to be placed into service in 2015.

The Eagle Ford JV Pipeline system is a 50/50 joint venture between Plains and Enterprise that delivers crude oil and condensate via pipeline from Gardendale in La Salle County, TX to the Three Rivers and Corpus Christi refineries and to other markets via marine transport facilities at Corpus Christi. It supplies the Houston-area market through a connection to the Enterprise Crude Pipeline terminal in Wilson County.

Plains and Enterprise will construct 55 miles of gathering and trunkline pipelines that will connect Karnes County and Live Oak County production areas to the Three Rivers terminal. The companies will construct an additional 70 mile, 20-inch pipeline from Three Rivers to Corpus Christi as well as expand storage and pumping capacity at Three Rivers. Combined with the expansion, this project loops the Eagle Ford JV Pipeline from Gardendale to Corpus Christi and increases the JV system capacity to over 600,000 bpd.

Plains and Enterprise will build a terminal on the Corpus Christi ship channel to support the increased volumes to be shipped via pipeline to the region.