Zydeco Oil Pipeline

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Zydeco Oil Pipeline, previously known as Houston-Houma (Ho-Ho) Oil Pipeline, is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs from Houston, Texas, to Houma, Louisiana, and from there to refineries in St. James Parish and Clovelly, Louisiana.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Shell[1]
  • Capacity: 360,000 barrels per day (bpd)[3]
  • Length: 350 miles (565 kilometers)[3]
  • Diameter: 24-inches, 22-inches, 20-inches[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2013[3]

Background

The pipeline originally ran from Houma, Louisiana to Houston, Texas, and was known as the Houma-to-Houston (Ho-Ho) pipeline. In 2013 owner Shell reversed the pipeline, naming it the Houston-Houma (Ho-Ho) Oil Pipeline, to supply U.S. Gulf Coast refineries with crude from oil plays in the Eagle Ford, Bakken and other shale regions. From Houma, the Ho-Ho pipeline branched into two segments.

One segment carries oil to a refinery in St. James Parish, replacing and increasing the capacity of the prior Houma-St. James line owned by Shell. A second segment carries oil to the Clovelly oil storage facility near Galliano, which connects to the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, or LOOP, an international oil terminal.[1][2][4][5] A third segment was added as an expansion project, running from Port Neches to Houma, Louisiana.[1][3]

Expansion Projects

St. James Expansion Project

There is a proposed 40 mile expansion from Houma to St. James, Louisiana. The project will replace a segment of the existing Zydeco Houma-St. James line, as well as adding 40 miles of new pipeline. Its diameter is 24-inches.[6]

St. James Expansion Location

There is a proposed 40 mile expansion planned from Houma to St. James, Louisiana.[6]

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St. James Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: Shell[6]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 40 miles / 64.4 kilometers[6]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year:

Houma-to-Clovelly Expansion Project

The expansion increased the transport capacity from Houma, Louisiana, to Clovelly, Louisiana, from 400,000 barrels per day to 500,000 barrels per day.[3]

Houma-to-Clovelly Expansion Location

The expansion runs from Houma, Louisiana, to Clovelly, Louisiana.[3]

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Houma-to-Clovelly Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: Shell Midstream Partners[3]
  • Capacity: 100,000 barrels per day[3]
  • Length: 34 miles / 54.7 kilometers[3]
  • Diameter: 24-inches[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2016[3]

Port Neches-to-Houma Expansion Project

The expansion increased the transport capacity from Port Neches, Texas, to Houma, Louisiana, from 360,000 barrels per day to 375,000 barrels per day.[3]

Port Neches-to-Houma Expansion Location

The expansion runs from Port Neches, Texas, to Houma, Louisiana.[3]

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Port Neches-to-Houma Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: Shell Midstream Partners[3]
  • Capacity: 15,000 barrels per day[3]
  • Length: 213 miles / 342.8 kilometers[3]
  • Diameter: 22-inches[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2016[3]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Houston-Houma Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Zydeco Fact Sheet," Shell, accessed September 2017
  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
  4. "Pipeline to carry oil to Houma, south La. facilities," Houma Today, Jan 26, 2014
  5. "Zydeco Pipeline Paves the Way to St. James with New Agreement," Shell, May 10, 2016
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Planned Projects" Pipeline and Gas Journal, August 23, 2019

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