White Cliffs Oil Pipeline

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


The pipeline runs from Platteville, Colorado, to Cushing, Oklahoma.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Rose Rock Midstream (51%), SemGroup (49%)[1]
  • Current capacity: 215,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 848 kilometers (527 miles)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2009


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. It was expanded to include the second pipeline in 2014 with capacity of 150,000 barrels per day. It was expanded again in 2015 with the construction of additional pump stations, increasing the pipeline’s capacity to about 215,000 barrels per day.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 White Cliffs Oil Pipeline, SemGroup website, accessed September 2017

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