North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

JUN 2018

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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22 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | JUNE 2 018 U N I T E D S T A T E S O I L P I P E L I N E R E P O R T 2018 P I P E L I N E R E P O R T D espite delays of two major projects, U.S. crude oil pipeline development is going strong. Even though TransCanada received President Donald Trump's blessings early in his adminis- tration, the company's long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline has yet to be completed. Meanwhile, Enbridge has been embroiled in a regulatory dispute in Minnesota for its Line 3 Replacement project. Regardless, a number of other projects have been hum- ming along as the 2018 summer construction season revs up. What follows is an overview of many of the oil related projects currently under way or in the permitting process. Cactus II Pipeline Location: Texas Stakeholder(s): Plains All American Pipeline Overview: On Feb. 22, Plains announced that the Cactus II Pipeline was fully committed with long-term third-par- ty contracts. The pipeline will have an initial capacity of 585,000 barrels per day (bpd), extending from the Permian Basin to the Corpus Christi/Ingleside area in Texas. Cactus II has committed contracts for capacity totaling 525,000 bpd, composed of 425,000 bpd of long-term minimum volume commitments and an additional 100,000 bpd of commitments associated with long-term acreage dedica- tions. Approximately 60,000 bpd is reserved for walk-up shippers. Plains is expected to retain 65 percent owner- ship and will serve as operator. The Cactus II pipeline sys- tem will have origination points at Orla, Wink, Midland, Crane and McCamey, Texas, and will be capable of trans- porting multiple quality segregations. The system includes a combination of capacity on existing pipelines and two new 26-in. pipelines and is expandable to approximately 670,000 bpd through the addition of incremental pump- ing capacity. The first new pipeline will extend from Wink New Administration, New Pipeline Environment TransCanada, Enbridge Projects Stalled as Others Thrive By Bradley Kramer

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