Enterprise Product Partners, one of the nation's largest pipeline and terminalling companies, sees good prospects for uniting the burgeoning growth of U.S. and Canadian crude oil with the Gulf Coast's refinery row.
Enterprise Product Partners is joint owner of the Seaway pipeline, along with Canada's Enbridge, which was reversed in June to carry oil from the north to the south of the United States.
Speaking to investors and analysts at its third quarter conference call, the company said this means that 150,000 barrels per day of crude is being moved out of the oil hub of Cushing, Oklahoma, and down to the Gulf Coast where it will be able to access 7.5 million barrels per day of refining capacity.
The pipeline, one of several the company is working on to unlock the value of growing domestic crude oil by connecting with refineries, will reach about 850,000 bpd of capacity in 2014.
The company is also in the process of working on three other crude pipelines, the Texas Express, the Rocky Mountain and the Front Range, which will have combined initial capacity of 465,000 barrels per day by the beginning of 2014.Two thoughts:
Killing the Keystone XL was a godsend for several other pipeline players.
If TransCanada continues with plans to lay Keystone XL 2.0, it boggles the mind how much oil is going to be flowing through the United States.