Permian Longview and Louisiana Extension (PELA) Oil Pipeline

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Permian Longview and Louisiana Extension (PELA) Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from Midland, Texas to Anchorage, Louisiana.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Sunoco Logistics, ExxonMobil, Vitol Energy
  • Capacity: 100,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 1,207 kilometers (750 miles)
  • Oil source: Permian Basin
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2016


In 2014 ExxonMobil announced an agreement with Sunoco Logistics Partners and energy trader Vitol to assemble a pipeline system to move oil from the Permian basin to Louisiana via Longview, Texas. The 100,000 bpd Permian Longview and Louisiana Extension, or PELA, involves three parts: SunVit will build a pipeline from the Midland oil hub in West Texas to Garden City, Texas, and Sunoco will construct the leg from Garden City to Longview, Texas. Exxon’s part involves reversing the North Line Crude Oil Pipeline to move crude from Longview, Texas to Anchorage, Louisiana.[1]

In the third quarter 2016, the PELA pipeline commenced operations.[3]

Expansion Projects

Reversal and Expansion Project

According to June 2020 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the project has three parts: new pipeline from the Midland Hub, Texas, to Garden City, Texas (100,000 b/d, built by SunVit), new pipeline from Garden City to Longview, Texas (100,000 b/d, built by Sunoco), and the reversal of existing pipeline so it flows from Longview, Texas, to Saint James, Louisiana (160,000 b/d, done by Exxon).[4]

Reversal and Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: SunVit Pipeline JV[4]
  • Owner: Sunoco Logistics, ExxonMobil, Vitol Energy[4]
  • Capacity: 160,000 barrels per day[4]
  • Length: 0.0 new miles[4]
  • Status: Operating[4]
  • Start Year: 2016[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Exxon pipeline reversal moving Texas crude to Louisiana," Reuters, Aug 4, 2015
  2. National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker, February 28, 2020
  3. "Crude Oil," Energy Transfer, accessed Sep 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Petroleum & Other Liquids, Movements, Energy Information Administration, June 4, 2020

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