Old Ocean Pipeline

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Old Ocean Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline in Texas.[1]


The pipeline runs from Maypearl, Ellis County, TX to Sweeny, Brazoria County, Texas.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Enterprise Products Partners (50%), Energy Transfer Partners (50%)[2]
  • Current capacity: 160 million cubic feet per day[3]
  • Length: 386.2 kilometers / 240 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2018


Enterprise Products Partners and Energy Transfer Partners have formed a joint venture to restart operations in the Old Ocean natural gas pipeline. The 24-inch diameter pipeline has been inactive since 2012. It is expected to resume operations from the second quarter of 2018. The pipeline begins at Maypearl, TX in Ellis County and stretches south about 240 miles to Sweeny, in Brazoria County. The pipeline will be operated by Energy Transfer Partners. Moreover, the parties are trying to expand the jointly-owned North Texas 36-inch Pipeline that will augment capacity from West Texas for deliveries into the Old Ocean Pipeline. The North Texas Pipeline expansion project is anticipated to conclude by fourth-quarter 2018. The restart of operations in the Old Ocean pipeline is expected to help meet the immediate demand for takeaway capacity from the growing Delaware Basin and Midland Basin.[1]

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