Powder River Basin Pipeline

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Powder River Basin Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Wyoming, USA.[1]


The pipeline runs through Campbell, Converse, Niobrara and Platte Counties in Wyoming, USA.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Tallgrass 51%; Silver Creek Midstream 49%
  • Capacity: 90,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 225.3 kilometers / 140 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year:

Project Expansion Details

  • Owner: Tallgrass 51%; Silver Creek Midstream 49%
  • Capacity: 35,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length:
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year:


In August of 2018, Genesis Energy agreed to divest from its Powder River Basin Midstream properties, including the Powder River Basin Pipeline, for around $300 million USD, which will be used to pay down its credit revolver’s outstanding balance. Genesis is selling the assets to a subsidiary of Dallas-based Silver Creek Midstream, LLC.[3]

Expansion Background

There is a proposed extension of the pipeline in Campbell and Converse counties, Wyoming. The proposed gathering system extension will connect crude oil production to the existing 140-mile Powder River Basin Pipeline, which provides producers in Wyoming’s emerging Powder River basin access to multiple markets, including additional downstream markets at Guernsey, WY, regional refineries and/or west, east and gulf coast markets via the Pronghorn Rail loading terminal directly connected to both the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Planned Pipelines, Pipeline News, accessed October 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tallgrass-Silver Creek Power River Basin Crude Oil Pipeline, North American Pipelines, Oct. 17, 2018
  3. Genesis Energy (GEL) to Divest Midstream Assets for $300M, Yahoo Finance, August 18, 2018

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