Magellan Midstream plans to expand a Houston area pipeline to expand the company's Eagle Ford crude pipeline capacity. The six mile pipeline will help increase delivery of crude, being brought into the area from South Texas, into Houston and Texas City refineries.
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) announced today that it is further expanding its crude oil pipeline distribution capabilities in the Houston area to deliver domestic crude oil and condensate transported via third-party pipeline systems from the Eagle Ford Shale production area directly to local refineries. The project includes the construction of a 6-mile, 24-inch diameter crude oil pipeline between the pipeline interchanges of Genoa Junction and Speed Junction, which will connect to the 24-inch diameter crude oil pipeline along the Houston Ship Channel that was previously announced as part of the partnership’s Houston-to-El Paso pipeline reversal project, allowing Magellan to further distribute product to the Houston-area refineries.
“Magellan’s crude oil infrastructure is strategically positioned to be the last leg distribution conduit to the Houston and Texas City refinery gate for growing domestic crude oil and condensate production,” said Michael Mears, chief executive officer.