EPIC Begins Work on New Mexico-to-Corpus Christi NGLs Line
ATLANTA (DTN) -- EPIC Y Grade Pipeline LP announced construction has begun
on the first phase of the company's previously announced NGLs pipeline which is
to run approximately 650 miles from southeast New Mexico to Corpus Christi,
Texas. When complete in early 2019, the EPIC NGL Pipeline will have throughput
capacity of at least 375,000 bpd with multiple origin points in the Delaware
and Midland Basins, EPIC said in a release.
Destinations include interconnects near Orla, Benedum and Corpus Christi,
where EPIC's affiliate plans to build a fractionation complex to accommodate
the pipeline's volume. In addition to the fractionator, EPIC will be build
purity pipeline systems, including an ethane system that will span the upper
Gulf Coast into the Markham area.
"The EPIC Y Grade Pipeline provides an efficient solution to shippers' NGL
marketing and transportation needs", said Justin Gordon, EPIC'S Senior Vice
President of Engineering and Operations. "Our pipeline will be an NGL
'Superhighway' providing customers' volumes from the Permian Basin to Corpus
Christi and will better serve the growing needs of the petrochemical and
refining sectors along the U.S. Gulf Coast," Gordon said.
EPIC said it plans to have the initial phase of the pipeline in-service in
early 2018. BP has agreed to be the anchor shipper, the company said.
For most of its route, the EPIC NGL Pipeline will run alongside the
previously announced EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline.
EPIC Y Grade Pipeline, LP was formed in 2017 to own and operate an NGL
pipeline system between west Texas and the Gulf Coast. The company's
predecessors, TexStar Midstream Logistics, LP and TexStar Midstream Services,
LP, owned and operated oil and gas midstream infrastructure in south Texas
including crude oil and gas gathering systems, trunklines, treating and
processing plants, and an integrated NGL system with 120 miles of trunklines
and a fractionator near Corpus Christi.
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