Cactus Oil Pipeline

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

Location

The pipeline originates in McCamey, Texas, and terminates in Gardendale, Texas.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Plains All American Pipeline[2]
  • Capacity: 250,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 298 miles (479.6 kilometers)
  • Diameter: 20-inches[3]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start Year: 2015[2]

Background

The 310-mile, 20-inch-diameter Cactus pipeline delivers sweet and sour crude oil from the Permian Basin to the Plains All American Pipeline-Enterprise Products Partners Eagle Ford joint venture pipeline.[3]

In January 2017, Plains All American Pipeline announced it was expanding the capacity of the Cactus pipeline from 200,000 bpd to 390,000 bpd.[3]

Expansion Projects

Expansion Project 1

According to June 2020 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the expansion increased capacity from 300,000 barrels per day to 390,000 barrels per day. It does not include adding any new miles of pipeline.[2]

Expansion Project 1 Details

  • Owner: Plains All American Pipeline[2]
  • Capacity: 90,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 0.0 new miles[2]
  • Diameter: 20-inches[2]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start Year: 2017[2]

Expansion Project 2

According to June 2020 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the expansion increased capacity from 250,000 barrels per day to about 300,000 barrels per day. It does not include adding any new miles of pipeline.[2]

Expansion Project 2 Details

  • Owner: Plains All American Pipeline[2]
  • Capacity: 50,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 0.0 new miles[2]
  • Diameter: 20-inches[2]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start Year: 2016[2]

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References

  1. Cactus Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 Petroleum & Other Liquids, Movements, Energy Information Administration, June 4, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Plains All American to expand Cactus pipeline in Texas, Oil and Gas Journal, 18 Jan. 2017

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