Delaware Connector Pipeline

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Delaware Connector Pipeline is an operating oil pipeline in Texas, USA.[1]


The pipeline will run through Loving and Winkler counties, Texas, USA.

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Project Details

  • Operator:
  • Owner: ExxonMobil Pipeline Company[2]
  • Parent company: ExxonMobil
  • Capacity: 480,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 47.9 miles[3]
  • Diameter: 30 inches[3]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 2020[2]


The pipeline will help the company triple Permian output by 2025.[1] It is intended to deliver Permian crude from southern New Mexico to newly-built storage tanks built at the expanding Wink Terminal, which is becoming a local crude oil transportation hub.[4]

A permit was issued and construction began in 2018, according to the Railroad Commission of Texas.[3][5]

In September of 2019, ExxonMobil Corp. launched a binding open season for the pipeline.[6] In their 2020 Annual Report, ExxonMobil stated that in 2020 they "started operations at a central processing and export facility in the Delaware Basin." We take this to mean the pipeline became operational in 2020.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ongoing Projects, Pipeline News, accessed October 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ExxonMobil seeks shippers for Permian Basin pipeline, oil prices surge after attacks, Carlsbad Current Argus, Sep. 18, 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "2018 Calendar Year Pipeline Construction" (PDF). Railroad Commission of Texas. Retrieved 2022-02-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "What Right Looks Like". Latino. Retrieved 2022-02-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "2018 New Permits" (PDF). Railroad Commission of Texas. Retrieved 2022-02-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. Leticia Gonzales, ExxonMobil Testing Support for Permian Delaware Crude Pipeline, Natural Gas Intel, September 16, 2019

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