Cochin Pipeline System

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Cochin Pipeline System is an operating oil pipeline in Canada and the USA.[1][2]


The pipeline runs from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, to Windsor, Ontario in Canada, crossing three provinces in Canada and seven US states.

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Project details

  • Operator:
  • Owner: PKM Cochin ULC[2]
  • Parent company: Pembina Pipeline Corporation
  • Capacity: 95,000 barrels per day
  • Diameter: 12 inches
  • Length: 3,057 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1979

The pipeline system was originally owned by Kinder Morgan Canada, Ltd., which was aqcuired by Pembina Pipeline, along with the Cochin Pipeline System, in 2019.[3][4]


The Cochin Pipeline System consists of a 3,057 kilometer (1,900-mile), 12-inch diameter multi-product oil pipeline which spans from Windsor, Ontario to Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta in Canada. The pipeline dips down into North Dakota and crosses seven US states, as well as three provinces in Canada. The pipeline has a capacity of 95,000 barrels per day, and is owned and operated by Kinder Morgan. As of 2014, the pipeline moved light condensate oil westbound from a new Cochin terminal in Kankakee County, Illinois, to existing terminal facilities near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada." The pipeline links up with the Explorer Oil Pipeline that runs from Port Arthur, Texas, at the Cochin terminal.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Cochin Pipeline System, Kinder Morgan, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kinder Morgan Cochin". CER Canada. Retrieved 2022-03-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Pembina acquires Kinder Morgan Canada and Cochin Pipeline". NA Pipelines. Retrieved 2022-03-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Pembina Pipeline Corporation to Acquire Kinder Morgan Canada and the Cochin Pipeline for $4.35 Billion and Increase Dividend". Retrieved 2022-03-01.

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