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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will run side-by-side with the EPIC Natural Gas Liq- uids (NGL) Pipeline for 730 miles, from southeastern New Mexico to Corpus Christi, Texas. It will have an initial total capacity of 590,000 bpd. More than 500,000 acres have been dedicated to the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline. Right-of-way is 100 percent secured for the first two phases of the system and construction is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2018. The crude system is expected to be in service in the second half of 2019. Keystone XL Pipeline Location: Alberta to U.S. Midwest and Southeast Stakeholder(s): TransCanada Overview: The Keystone XL Pipeline Project is a pro- posed 1,179-mile, 36-in. diameter crude oil pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, Nebraska. At an estimated cost of $8 billion (USD), the pipeline will transport crude oil from Canada, as well as the Bak- ken shale region of Montana and North Dakota. The pipeline will have capacity to transport 830,000 bpd to Gulf Coast and Midwest refineries. After being denied approval in 2015, TransCanada received a Presidential Permit in March 2017 by President Donald Trump. TransCanada has stated that it has not yet made a fi- nal investment decision regarding the completion of the project. However, as reported by Reuters May 3, the U.S. State Department sent a letter dated April 10 to Native American tribal nations that TransCanada plans to start construction in Montana this fall ahead of full construction in 2019. Line 3 Replacement Project Location: North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin Stakeholder(s): Enbridge Overview: Line 3 is an existing 1,097-mile crude oil pipeline, originally installed in the 1960s, from Ed- monton, Alberta, to Superior, Wisconsin, and is an in- tegral part of Enbridge's Mainline System. The Line 3 Replacement Program is an integrity and maintenance driven project, and spans from Hardisty, Alberta, to Superior and consists of 1,031 miles of 36-in. diam- eter pipeline. The U.S. portion of the Line 3 Replace- ment Program consists of replacing the pipeline from Neche, North Dakota, through Minnesota, to Supe- rior. The line is physically equipped to transport all grades of crude oil, based on shipper demand. Upon 24 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

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