Cactus 2 Oil Pipeline

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Cactus 2 Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Texas, United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from Midland, Texas to Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Plains All American Pipeline[2]
  • Current capacity: 670 million barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 925.4 kilometers / 575 miles[2]
  • Diameters: 26-inches[2]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start Year: 2019[2]
  • Cost: US$1.1 billion[3]
  • Associated Infrastructure: North Beach Oil Terminal[2]


In January 2018, Plains All American (PAA) announced that it had sufficient commitments from shippers to begin building the pipeline.[4] In early July 2019, the Cactus II oil pipeline system began operations. Shippers on the Cactus II line include Concho Resources Inc, Anadarko Petroleum Corp, Trafigura, and others.[5]

Expansion Projects

Taft Expansion Project

According to June 2020 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the expansion project connects the Cactus II Oil Pipeline from Taft, Texas, to NuStar's North Beach Oil Terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas. The connection's capacity is expandable.[2]

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Taft Expansion Project Details

  • Owner: NuStar[2]
  • Capacity: 720,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 8 miles / 12.9 kilometers[2]
  • Diameter: 30-inches[2]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start Year: 2019[2]

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