Platte Crude Oil Pipeline

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


The pipeline runs from Casper, Wyoming, to Wood River, Illinois.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Enbridge[1]
  • Current capacity: 164,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 1,500 kilometers (933 miles)
  • Oil source: Bakken, Denver-Julesburg Basin, and the Powder River Basin
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year:


The 933-mile Platte Pipeline transports up to 164,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from Casper, Wyoming, to Guernsey, Wyoming, and 145,000 bpd from Guernsey to Wood River, Illinois. The pipeline brings crude oil predominantly from the Bakken, the Denver-Julesburg Basin and the Powder River Basin to Midwest refineries in Colorado, Kansas and Illinois.[2]

It connects with the Express Oil Pipeline System and the Jayhawk Oil Pipeline at Holdrege, Nebraska, and with the Pony Express Oil Pipeline at Guernsey, Wyoming. It was acquired by Spectra Energy of Enbridge in 2012.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Platte Crude Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. "Platte Pipeline," Spectra, accessed Sep 2017

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