Mars Crude Oil Pipeline
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Mars Crude Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.
The pipeline runs from the Mississippi Canyon in the Gulf Coast to the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) in Clovelly, Louisiana.
- Operator: Shell (71.5%), BP (28.5%)
- Current capacity: 600,000 barrels per day (bpd)
- Proposed capacity:
- Length: 262 kilometers (163 miles)
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 1996
Mars Crude Oil Pipeline is an 18- to 24-inch, 163-mile pipeline originating approximately 130 miles offshore. It transports oil production from the Mississippi Canyon area in the north-central Gulf of Mexico, south of Louisiana, from the Olympus and Mars platforms and the Medusa and Ursa pipelines. It has capacities up to 600,000 bpd. It delivers oil to the Fourchon and LOOP Clovelly Terminals in Louisiana.