Onshore Crude Oil Pipelines & Services

Our Onshore Crude Oil Pipelines & Services business includes approximately 4,600 miles of onshore crude oil pipelines, storage, terminals, and crude oil marketing activities. Our pipeline systems gather and transport crude oil primarily to refineries, centralized storage terminals and connecting pipelines in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.

Our crude oil marketing activities generate revenues from the sale and delivery of crude oil obtained from producers or on the open market. These sales contracts generally settle with the physical delivery of crude oil to customers.

Recent Developments

  • Seaway Laterals – Joint-owned 65-mile lateral pipeline from Jones Creek to our ECHO terminal anticipated in service fourth quarter of 2013 and 95 miles from ECHO to Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas area anticipated by Mid-year 2014
  • ECHO – ECHO storage facility currently has 800 MBbls of crude oil storage. When fully developed, we estimate that the ECHO terminal could have approximately 6.0 MMBbls of crude oil storage capacity. In addition, we're also building out a crude oil distribution system, when complete will have access to approximately 8 MMBPD of refining and water capacity.
  • Eagle Ford Joint Venture (JV) crude oil pipeline - the expansion will increase the pipeline's capacity to 470,000 barrels per day of light and medium crude oil grades to accommodate additional volumes expected from Plains' Cactus pipeline that is currently under construction. The Eagle Ford JV pipeline expansion is expected to cost approximately $120 million and is expected to be in service in the second quarter of 2015. The expansion also includes constructing an additional 2.3 million barrels of operational storage capacity in Gardendale, Tilden and Corpus Christi.

Asset Descriptions

Crude oil pipelines
Description of Asset Ownership Interest Useable Storage Capacity (MMBbls) Miles Function
Seaway Crude Pipeline system 50% (1) 3.4 633 Transport crude from Cushing, OK and supplies crude oil to the Gulf Coast region.
Red River System 100% 1.2 1,769 Transports crude oil from North Texas to southern Oklahoma for delivery to two local refineries or pipeline interconnects for further transportation to Cushing, OK.
South Texas System 100% 3.5 866 Transports crude oil from an origination point in South Texas to the Houston area.
West Texas System 100% 0.4 674 Connects crude oil gathering systems in West Texas and southeast New Mexico to our terminal in Midland, TX.
Other (4 systems) Various (2) 0.8 694  
Total miles     4,636  
Crude oil terminals
Description of Asset Ownership Interest Useable Storage Capacity (MMBbls) Miles Function
Cushing terminal 100% 3.3   Provides crude oil storage, pumpover and trade documentation services.
Midland terminal 100% 1.4   Provides crude oil storage, pumpover and trade documentation services.
ECHO terminal 100% 0.8   Provides crude oil storage, pumpover and trade documentation services.
Total capacity   14.8    
  1. Our ownership interest in this pipeline is held indirectly through our equity method investment in Seaway Crude Pipeline Company.
  2. Includes our Azalea, Mesquite and Sharon Ridge crude oil gathering systems and Basin Pipeline System.

For more information on the assets, please refer to the most recent Form 10k or Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other SEC filings.