Mars Crude Oil Pipeline

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Mars Crude Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Mississippi Canyon in the Gulf Coast to the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) in Clovelly, Louisiana.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Shell (71.5%), BP (28.5%)[2]
  • 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.[2] It has capacities up to 600,000 bpd. It delivers oil to the Fourchon and LOOP Clovelly Terminals in Louisiana.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mars Crude Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mars Fact Sheet," Shell, accessed September 2017

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