Plains All American Pipeline LP is expanding the capacity on its 310-mile, 20-in. Cactus crude oil pipeline from McCamey to Gardendale, Tex., to 390,000 b/d.
The expansion will allow PAA to move increasing production volumes from the Permian basin to Corpus Christi and other delivery points along the system. The expansion includes manifold and metering enhancements at PAA’s origination station that are anticipated to be completed in the third quarter.
The Cactus pipeline is capable of transporting crude oil from the Permian to the PAA-Enterprise Products Partners LP Eagle Ford joint venture pipeline. The 660,000-b/d Eagle Ford JV pipeline serves the Three Rivers and Corpus Christi markets directly and can supply the Houston-area market through a connection to the Enterprise South Texas crude pipeline.
Crude delivered on Cactus has access to the Eagle Ford JV barge dock facility in the Corpus Christi area as well as dock capacity at third-party facilities in Corpus Christi and Ingleside via connections with the Eagle Ford JV pipeline.