Gulf Coast Pipeline Project
LIBERTY COUNTY July 23, 2013 - The Gulf Coast Pipeline Project is an approximate 485-mile, 36-inch crude oil pipeline beginning in Cushing, Okla., and extending south to Nederland, Texas, to serve the Gulf Coast marketplace. The 48-mile Houston Lateral Project is an additional project under development to transport oil to refineries in the Houston area.
Both Gulf Coast and Houston Lateral are critical infrastructure projects for the energy security of the United States and the American economy. U.S. crude oil production has been growing significantly in Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota and Montana. Producers do not have access to enough pipeline capacity to move this production to the large refining market along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Both projects will address this constraint.
Construction of the Gulf Coast project began in August 2012 with an anticipated in service date of mid-to-late 2013. The Gulf Coast Project will have the initial capacity to transport 700,000 barrels of oil per day with the potential to transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day to Gulf Coast refineries.
For more information on the project, please visit Gulf-Coast-Pipeline.com.