Gray Oak Oil Pipeline

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Gray Oak Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.


The pipeline would run from Orla to Sweeny, Texas, USA, with laterals in Three Rivers, Corpus Cristi, and Ingleside, Texas, USA.[1][2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gray Oak Pipeline LLC
  • Parent Company: Phillips 66 (25%, Operator); Enbridge (22.75%)[3]; Marathon Petroleum Corporation[4]
  • Ccapacity: 900,000 barrels per day[5]
  • Length: 850 miles / 1,367.94 km[5]
  • Status: Operating[5]
  • Start Year: 2019[5]
  • Financing: A US$1.23 billion loan from a consortium of commercial banks;[6] three bond issues raising US$1.4 billion in refinancing arranged by Mizuho, TD Bank, MUFG, Bank of America, Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank[7]


The pipeline runs from the Permian Basin in West Texas to both Corpus Christi and the Sweeney/Freeport area along the Texan Gulf Coast.[5]

In April 2018 Phillips Partners announced that it had received sufficient commitments from shippers to begin building the pipeline, which will terminate at the South Texas Gateway Terminal, a proposed oil storage facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.[8]

In November 2019, Phillips announced it had begun "initial service on its 900,000 b/d Gray Oak pipeline from the Permian basin to Corpus Christi, Texas." The "initial service" includes only the Corpus Christi destinations. Phillips said that "full service on the line will start in the first quarter of 2020." [9]

In April 2020, Phillips announced that the Gray Oak Pipeline had made its first deliveries of crude oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast region, taking it closer to full service.[10] The pipeline commenced full service in the second quarter of 2020, according to the rating agency Moody's.[11]


In April 2019, Phillips 66 put the cost estimate of the project at US$2.7 billion.[12] A loan deal for US$1.3 billion to finance the project was closed in June 2019. The participating banks were MUFG, Mizuho, TD Bank, Bank of America, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, BMO Capital Markets, BB&T Capital Markets, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Intesa Sanpaulo, PNC Bank, SunTrust Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui.[6]

In September 2020, US$1.4 billion in refinancing for the project was raised via three bond issues which were arranged by Mizuho, TD Bank, MUFG, Bank of America, Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank.[7]

Articles and resources


  1. "Gray Oak Pipeline Route". 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  2. National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker, February 28, 2020
  3. Enbridge. "Gray Oak Pipeline". Enbridge. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  4. Gray Oak Pipeline LLC. "Frequently Asked Questions". Gray Oak Pipeline LLC. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Petroleum & Other Liquids, Movements, Energy Information Administration, June 4, 2020
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Gray Oak Pipeline", IJGlobal, accessed Jul. 29, 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Gray Oak Pipeline Refinancing", IJGlobal, accessed Oct. 13, 2020
  8. Phillips 66 to Proceed with Gray Oak Pipeline, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Apr. 25, 2018
  9. Phillips 66 (22 November 2019). "Phillips 66 starts Gray Oak crude-line service: Update". Argus. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  10. "Gray Oak Pipeline ramps up service", Phillips 66, Apr. 15, 2020
  11. "Moody's assigns Baa3 rating to Gray Oak Pipeline's proposed notes", Moody's Investors Service, Sep. 9, 2020
  12. Everett Wheeler, "Phillips 66 increases cost guidance for 850-mile Gray Oak pipeline", S&P Global, Apr. 30, 2019

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