Ship Shoal Oil Pipeline

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Ship Shoal Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline collects oil from Gulf of Mexico pipelines and delivers it to the Capline Oil Terminal, St. James, Louisiana.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Shell[1]
  • Current capacity: 390,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length:
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1973


The Ship Shoal system consists of a 22-inch sour pipeline and 19-inch sweet crude pipeline that delivers oil to the Gibson terminal in in Louisiana, which then sends the crude to the crude terminal at St. James, Louisiana. The capacity is 390,000 barrels per day. It gathers oil from the following pipelines: Tarpon/Central Gulf Gathering, Auger Crude Oil Pipeline, Whitecap/Cougar, and Plains, and delivers to the following terminals: St. James Capline, ExxonMobil, Sugarland, Nustar, and Plains, as well as to the Red Stick pipeline.[1]

The system first began operating in 1973.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ship Shoal Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. "Gulf of Mexico Crude Supply & Logistics," Crude Oil Quality Association, March 9, 2017

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