Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) has secured long-term agreements with shippers that it says warrant construction of a 416-mile, 24-in. crude and condensate pipeline between Midland and Sealy, Tex., west of Houston.
The pipeline, with capacity of 540,000 b/d, will connect the company’s Midland terminal with storage at Sealy. An interconnect with the 88-mile, 36-in. Rancho II pipeline scheduled to begin service in July, would link Sealy with the Enterprise Crude Houston (Echo) terminal (OGJ Online, Nov. 2, 2012).
The Midland-Sealy pipeline will receive oil by truck and pipeline and deliver it to Sealy in up to four segregated batches. It will carry West Texas Sour, West Texas Intermediate, and Light West Texas Intermediate crude as well as condensate.