Permian Express Oil Pipeline

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Permian Express Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs from Wichita Falls, Texas, to Nederland, Texas.[2]

Phase 1 Location

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Phase 2 Location

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Phase 3 Location

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Phase 4 Location

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Project Details

Phase I

  • Operator: Sunoco Logistics (85%), ExxonMobil (15%)
  • Capacity: 200,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 483 kilometers (300 miles)
  • Oil source: Permian Basin
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2013

Phase II

  • Operator: Sunoco Logistics (85%), ExxonMobil (15%)
  • Capacity: 230,000 barrels per day[3]
  • Length: 537.5 kilometers (334 miles)[3]
  • Diameter: 20-inches, 24-inches[3]
  • Oil source: Permian Basin[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2015[3]

Phase III

  • Operator: Sunoco Logistics (85%), ExxonMobil (15%)
  • Capacity: 140,000 barrels per day[3]
  • Length: 0.0 new miles of pipeline[3]
  • Oil source: Permian Basin[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2017[3]

Phase IV

  • Operator: Sunoco Logistics (85%), ExxonMobil (15%)
  • Capacity: 120,000 barrels per day[3]
  • Length: 643.7 kilometers (400 miles)[3]
  • Diameter: 24-inches[3]
  • Oil source: Permian Basin[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2019[3]

Background

Background, Phase I

In 2012 Sunoco Logistics announced its plan for a 300-mile pipeline from Wichita Falls, Texas to Nederland, Texas, which involved a reversal of its Wortham-to-Wichita Falls pipeline.[1]

The first phase was operational in 2013, with an initial 90,000 barrel per day (bpd) capacity. The second phase, which would carry an additional 200,000 bpd, was under development.[4]

Background, Phase II

The second phase, known as the Permian Express 2 pipeline, began delivery to refiners and markets in the third quarter 2015. The pipeline provides takeaway capacity from the Permian Basin, with origins in multiple locations in Western Texas: Midland, Garden City and Colorado City. It connects to terminals in Midland and Garden City, Texas. The Midland terminal was acquired by Sunoco Logistics in November 2016 from Vitol.[5]

Background, Phase III

According to June 2020 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), partial service of 100,000 barrels per day began in quarter four of 2017, with the final 40,000 barrels per day of capacity online in quarter three of 2018.[3]

Background, Phase IV

According to June 2020 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Permian Express 4 expansion, which adds 120,000 barrels per day of capacity from the Permian Basin to Gulf Coast markets, went into full service on October 2019.[3]

Ownership

The Permian Express Oil Pipeline is owned by a joint venture called Permian Express Partners, which is owned by Sunoco Logistics (85 percent) and ExxonMobil (15 percent).[6]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Permian Express Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. The Growing Web of Oil and Gas Pipelines FracTracker, February 28, 2019
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 Petroleum & Other Liquids, Movements, Energy Information Administration, June 4, 2020
  4. "Sunoco sees first phase Permian Express operational in June," Reuters, May 9, 2013
  5. "Crude Oil," Energy Transfer, accessed September 2017
  6. "Sunoco, Exxon combine pipeline assets in new joint venture," Reuters, Nov 9, 2016

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