Magellan Midstream Partners has announced plans to build a new crude oil pipeline to run from the Permian and Eagle Ford Basins in southwest Texas to Corpus Christi and Houston.
The proposal includes construction of a 24-inch, 375-mile pipeline originating in Crane, Texas to a distribution location near Three Rivers, Texas, where crude oil could then be routed to Houston via a new 200-mile line or to Corpus Christi via a new 70-mile pipeline.
Magellan estimates the new line's capacity of at least 350,000 barrels per day, with the potential to expand to 600,000 barrels per day.
Magellan is considering additional extensions for Midland and Orla, which would tie into the company’s 60-mile, 24-inch Delaware Basin pipeline that is being built to carry Delaware Basin crude and condensate from Wink to Crane.
The pipeline, subject to permits and approvals, could be operational by the end of 2019 Magellan says.