Permian Express Oil Pipeline

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


The pipeline runs from Wichita Falls, Texas, to Nederland, Texas.

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Project Details

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


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.[2]

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.[3]


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).[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Permian Express Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. "Sunoco sees first phase Permian Express operational in June," Reuters, May 9, 2013
  3. "Crude Oil," Energy Transfer, accessed September 2017
  4. "Sunoco, Exxon combine pipeline assets in new joint venture," Reuters, Nov 9, 2016

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