Summit Starts Up Crude Pipeline Systems in Bakken Shale

February 2016, Vol. 243, No. 2

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Summit Midstream Partners has begun operating the Stampede Lateral crude oil transmission pipeline in North Dakota and is in the final stages of completing the nearby Little Muddy crude oil transmission pipeline,  which includes an interconnect with Enbridge’s North Dakota Pipeline System.

These crude oil development projects provide customers on the Polar & Divide gathering system with two new delivery points and more options for additional downstream markets via rail and pipeline infrastructure.  Prior to the commissioning these projects, crude oil on the Polar & Divide system was delivered exclusively to the Colt Hub rail terminal in Epping, ND.

The 46-mile, 10-inch Stampede Lateral connects SMLP’s Polar & Divide crude oil gathering system with Global Partners LP’s Basin Transload rail terminal located near Columbus, NoD. The Stampede Lateral provides Global and other producers in the region with up to 60,000 bpd of crude oil throughput capacity.

The  transmission pipeline originates at SMLP’s newly built, Divide Station, which offers truck unloading capabilities and 75,000 bbbls of crude oil storage capacity.  The Stampede Lateral is underpinned by a long-term, fee-based contract with Global, including minimum volume commitments.  Crude oil on the Stampede Lateral is delivered to Global’s Basin Transload rail terminal which offers single line haul rail access to Global’s Albany, NY terminal.

“The start-up of the Stampede Lateral and Little Muddy Interconnect significantly diversifies our downstream takeaway options for our customers on our crude oil gathering systems in the Bakken,”  said Steve Newby, president and CEO of SMLP.

Crude oil on the Stampede Lateral is delivered to Global’s Basin Transload rail terminal, which offers single-line haul rail access to Global’s Albany, NY terminal.

The Little Muddy pipeline will connect SMLP’s Polar & Divide crude oil gathering system with Enbridge’s North Dakota Pipeline System in Williams County, North Dakota via Enbridge’s Little Muddy Facility located near Marmon, ND.  This development project includes 14-miles of 10-inch crude oil transmission pipeline with throughput capacity of 27,000 bpd.

Crude oil delivered to the Little Muddy Interconnect will gain pipeline access to various downstream markets including Chicago, Patoka, Cushing, Eastern Canada and the Gulf Coast.

 

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