Tallgrass Energy Partners announces potential expansion of crude oil pipeline system: Co announced that it is pursuing a potential expansion of its crude oil pipeline system to transport growing production in areas around its existing system receipt points. These areas include the Denver-Julesburg Basin in northeast Colorado and the Niobrara and Codell formations located in northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming. Pony Express is also pursuing the expansion from Guernsey, Wyoming to receive additional Bakken Shale crude oil from its existing joint tariff partners and to accommodate growing Powder River Basin production. Discussions with prospective shippers are in progress concerning the terms of binding precedent agreements that, if executed, would result in such shippers becoming committed shippers on the expansion project.
- The proposed expansion, which would be expected to be operational in the second half of 2016, involves the construction of new pipeline facilities to increase the current capacity of the Pony Express crude oil pipeline system by up to 400,000 barrels per day.