Taproot Baja Pipeline System

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Taproot Baja Pipeline System is a natural gas pipeline in Colorado, USA.[1]


The pipeline system runs within Weld County, Colorado, USA.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Energy Spectrum Securities
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length:
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year:


The project includes a multi-product midstream system in the DJ Basin comprised of natural gas, crude oil and produced water gathering, natural gas treating and processing and fresh water supply. System will initially serve a substantial acreage dedication from Bison Oil & Gas II LLC and strategically position Taproot to provide similar midstream services to other operators active in this area.[1]

Expansion Location

The expansion will run within Weld County, Colorado, USA, some 35 miles south of the Baja System.

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Expansion Project Details

  • Owner: Energy Spectrum Securities
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 56.3 km / 35 miles
  • Status: Construction[2]
  • Start Year: 2021

Expansion Background

The expansion project, called the Rattlesnake Expansion, includes the construction of 35 miles of pipeline in the DJ Basin. It will transport Bonanza Creek’s crude oil to Taproot’s Baja system for redelivery at Tallgrass Energy Partners’ Buckingham terminal, with ultimate delivery to Cushing. It is expected to come into service in 2020.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ongoing Projects, Pipeline News, accessed October 2018
  2. Taprot inks DJ basin deal with Mallard exploration, Rigzone, Jun. 2, 2020
  3. Taproot plans extension of DJ basin midstream system, Oil and Gas Journal, September 17, 2019

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