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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replacement, the average annual capacity of Line 3 will be 760,000 bpd. The project is estimated to cost $7.5 billion. The project is under regulatory review by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, which released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement in May 2017 for public comment. Minnesota regulators are expected to make their final decision on the project sometime in June. Pending regulatory approval, the replacement pipeline is expected to be in service in 2019. The existing Line 3 will then be decommissioned. Permian Basin to Cushing Pipeline Location: Texas, Oklahoma Stakeholder(s): Plains All American Pipeline LP Overview: The proposed Permian Basin to Cushing Pipe- line could add up to 350,000 bpd of takeaway capacity in the region. Originating in Midland and Colorado City, Texas, the pipeline would deliver crude to Plains' terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma. Plains All American announced an open season to attract shipper commitments on April 18, running until May 30. Pending a successful open sea- son and permitting approvals, the pipeline could be op- erational by mid-2019. This is not a comprehensive list of the pipeline proj- ects for the upcoming construction season. For updates regarding ongoing projects, refer to the Project Roundup on page 16 and published each issue. North American Oil & Gas Pipelines provides quarterly reports of Canadian and U.S. pipeline projects. A report on Canadian oil pipeline projects appeared in the March issue, and upcoming reports on Canadian and U.S. gas pipeline projects will appear the July/August and Novem- ber/December issues, respectively. Bradley Kramer is managing editor of North American Oil & Gas Pipelines . Contact him at bkramer@ benjaminmedia.com. napipelines.com JUNE 2 018 | North American Oil & Gas Pipelines 25 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

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