Plains All American and Enterprise Products are planning a $120 million expansion of the Eagle Ford JV Pipeline system. The expansion will increase the pipeline’s capacity to 470,000 b/d of light and medium crude grades, as well as increase storage capacity in Corpus Christi, Gardendale, and Tilden by 2.3 million barrels.
The JV pipeline system is largely in service and will be completed by September 30, 2013. The companies will add capacity by looping pipelines and adding pumping capacity. The expansion will be complete by the second quarter of 2015. The JV pipeline was initially planned with potential for 350,000 b/d of capacity.
The expansion will be completed in time to support production moving through Plains’ Cactus Pipeline. The Cactus Pipeline will have the capacity to move 200,000 b/d from West Texas into the Eagle Ford region.