White Cliffs Oil Pipeline

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White Cliffs Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs from Platteville, Colorado, to Cushing, Oklahoma.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Rose Rock Midstream (51%), SemGroup (49%)[1]
  • Capacity: 29,000 barrels per day[3]
  • Length: 848 kilometers (527 miles)[3]
  • Diameter: 20-inches[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2009[1]

Background

The White Cliffs Pipeline system consists of two 527-mile, 12-inch diameter common carrier, crude oil pipelines that transport crude oil produced from the Wattenberg field in the Denver Julesburg Basin of Colorado to the market and pipeline interconnect center at Cushing, Oklahoma, known as the “Cushing Hub”. The original White Cliffs Pipeline was placed into service in 2009 with an initial design capacity of approximately 30,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Capacity eventually increased to 76,000 barrels per day.[3]

SemGroup bought Rose Rock Midstream in 2016, and is now the project operator.[3]

Expansion Projects

Line 2 Expansion Project

According to June 2020 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the expansion is on line 2. As a result of the expansion, the total capacity of both White Cliff pipelines increased from 150,000 barrels per day to 215,000 barrels per day, adding a total of 13,000 barrels per day of transport capacity. It began operation in 2017.[3]

Line 2 Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: Rose Rock Midstream (51%), SemGroup (49%)[1]
  • Capacity: 65,000 barrels per day[3]
  • Length: 0.0 new miles[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2017[3]

Parallel Pipeline Project

In 2014, a second, parallel pipeline was put into service. It brought the total capacity up to about 150,000 barrels per day from 76,000 barrels per day.[3]

Parallel Pipeline Project Details

  • Operator: Rose Rock Midstream (51%), SemGroup (49%)[1]
  • Capacity: 74,000 barrels per day[3]
  • Length: 848 kilometers (527 miles)[3]
  • Diameter: 12-inches[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2014[3]

Line 1 Expansion Project

According to June 2020 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the expansion increased the original pipeline's capacity from 29,700 barrels per day to about 70,000 barrels per day.[3]

Line 1 Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: Rose Rock Midstream (51%), SemGroup (49%)[1]
  • Capacity: 40,300 barrels per day[3]
  • Length: 0.0 new miles[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2011[3]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 White Cliffs Oil Pipeline, SemGroup website, accessed September 2017
  2. National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker, February 28, 2020
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 Petroleum & Other Liquids, Movements, Energy Information Administration, June 4, 2020

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