Eugene Island Oil Pipeline

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Eugene Island Oil Pipeline is an operating oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Gulf of Mexico to Gibson, Louisiana, United States.

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Project details

  • Operator: Shell plc[2]
  • Owner: Shell plc, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Genesis Energy[2]
  • Parent company: Shell plc, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Genesis Energy[2]
  • Capacity: 200,000 barrels per day[3]
  • Diameter: 20 inches[3]
  • Length: 183 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year:


The Eugene Island Pipeline System is a 183-mile network of crude oil pipelines, the main pipeline of which is 20 inches in diameter, with capacity to deliver approximately 200,000 barrels per day of crude from oil fields in the central Gulf of Mexico to Shell’s Houma Terminal.[1]

Genesis Energy owns 23% interest in the pipeline system.[3]

Oil spill

On July 25, 2009, the pipeline leaked approximately 63,000 gallons of oil, 33 miles offshore and 60 miles southwest of Houma, Louisiana.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Eugene Island Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Genesis Energy, L.P. Enters into Agreements to Acquire Interests in Gulf of Mexico Oil Pipelines, Including Poseidon". 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Energy, Genesis. "Eugene Island Pipeline System". Genesis Energy. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  4. "Unified Command Managing Response to Gulf Oil release," Incident News, July 29, 2009

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