Summit Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: SMLP) has begun operations of 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 enhanced optionality to access 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, North Dakota. The Stampede Lateral connects SMLP's Polar & Divide crude oil gathering system with Global Partners LP's Basin Transload rail terminal located near Columbus, North Dakota. The Stampede Lateral provides Global and other producers in the region with up to 60,000 bbl/d of crude oil throughput capacity.