Enterprise, Enbridge to increase US Seaway oil pipeline capacity

27 March 2012 16:29  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Enbridge and Enterprise Products partners have secured commitments from shippers to more than double the capacity of the Seaway Pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the US Gulf coast, the companies announced on Tuesday.

The capacity will be expanded to 850,000 bbl/day by mid-2014.

Additional commitments with terms from five to twenty years came during the supplemental binding open commitment period for a 512-mile, 30-inch diameter parallel pipe line along the route of the existing pipeline, adding 450,000 bbl/day in capacity, the company said.

The additional commitments for the Seaway Pipeline include five and 10-year commitments for volumes from the Cushing oil hub in Oklahoma, along with 10,15 and 20-year commitments for volumes originating from the Flanagan South Project, the company said.

The Flanagan South Project, announced on Tuesday, will add capacity for shippers transporting from Flanagan, Illinois, to the US Gulf, which will use a portion of the capacity on the reversed Seaway Pipeline.

Enterprise and Enbridge are nearing completion of the first phase of the Seaway Pipeline’s reversal, which will provide 150,000 bbl/day of southbound takeaway capacity from Cushing to the US Gulf by 1 June, the companies said. The initial pipeline will be complete, with pump station additional and modifications with capacity of 400,000 bbl/day, by the first quarter of 2013.

By: Sheena Martin
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