Capline Oil Pipeline
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Capline Oil Pipeline is the largest crude oil pipeline in the United States.
The pipeline originates in St James PAA Oil Terminal, St. James, Louisiana, and terminates at Patoka Oil Terminal Hub, Patoka, Illinois.
- Operator: BP (minority holder), Plains All American Pipeline (54%, majority holder) Marathon Petroleum (minority holder)
- Current capacity: 1,100,000 barrels per day
- Length: 631 miles
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 2005
In April 2016, Marathon Chief Executive Gary Heminger said that the pipeline would likely be reversed to transport heavy Canadian crude to Louisiana, United States once oil prices recover. In 2016, Capline transported only 360,000 barrels per day, about a third of its 1,100,000 barrels per day capacity.
In May 2017, Plains All American told investors the pipeline would be "idled as redundant pipeline capacity" as new competing pipes are place in service, and "shut down" by 2021.
Articles and resources
- Marathon CEO: Capline pipeline reversal likely when oil prices recover, Reuters, 28 Apr. 2016
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K All American Pipeline LP, 23 Feb. 2017
- Plains weighs idling oil pipeline due to new competition -report, Reuters, 26 May 2017