Blue Marlin Offshore Port (BMOP) Oil Pipeline

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Bluewater Texas Terminal (BWTX) Oil Pipeline is a proposed offshore oil pipeline that would run from the Gulf of Mexico to the Bluewater Oil Terminal in Texas, USA.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Gulf of Mexico, crosses through Nederland, Texas, and ends in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.[1][2]

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Project details

  • Owner: Blue Marlin Offshore Port, LLC[1]
  • Parent company: Energy Transfer[3]
  • Capacity: 1,920,000 barrels per day (bpd)[1]
  • Length: 37 miles[1]
  • Diameter: 36 inches, 42 inches[1]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start year: 2027[4]
  • Associated infrastructure: Stingray Gas Pipeline


The 42-inch, 37 mile proposed pipeline will connect the existing Nederland Oil Terminal in Texas, USA, to the existing 36-inch-diameter Stingray Gas Pipeline at Station 501 in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The project includes converting the existing Stingray Gas Pipeline and affiliate stations from natural gas to crude oil and converting a platform complex in West Cameron 509 from natural gas to include both natural gas and crude oil.[1]

As of early 2024, the start year for the pipeline according to the EIA was 2027, implying a significant delay from the original 2023 startup for the terminal itself.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 U.S. liquids pipeline projects, Energy Information Administration, Jun. 7, 2021, accessed Aug. 25, 2021.
  2. Jacob Dick, Offshore deepwater port proposed for Gulf, Dec. 3, 2020, archived from the original, archived Aug. 25, 2021, archive accessed Aug. 25, 2021.
  3. writer, KRISTEN MOSBRUCKER | Staff. "Deepwater crude oil export project looks to build offshore Louisiana; feds seek public input". The Advocate. Retrieved 2022-02-28.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Petroleum & Other Liquids Data - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)". Retrieved 2024-04-11.

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