HOUSTON — Construction of the approximately 141-mile, 16-inch diameter Parkway Pipeline, a 50/50 joint venture between Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Valero Energy Corp., is complete and is now transporting refined petroleum products from refineries in Norco, La., to an existing petroleum transportation hub in Collins, Miss., owned by Plantation Pipe Line Co. (Kinder Morgan owns 51 percent of Plantation Pipe Line Co. and operates the system). From this hub, the products will be transported by multiple pipeline systems, including Plantation, that serve major markets in the eastern United States. The approximately $250 million pipeline system has an initial capacity of 110,000 bpd with the ability to expand to more than 200,000 bpd.
Double Eagle Pipeline LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Magellan Midstream Partners and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, has also commenced initial operations of the 85-mile western leg of its pipeline system moving condensate from Gardendale near Cotulla, Texas, in LaSalle County to Three Rivers, Texas. In May, the company began transporting condensate from Three Rivers to Magellan’s Corpus Christi, Texas, terminal. Double Eagle’s new truck unloading and storage facility near Three Rivers also started service in mid-April.
The Double Eagle Pipeline system, operated by Kinder Morgan, includes 140 miles of new 12-inch pipeline connecting to an existing 50-mile, 14- and 16-inch pipeline segment owned by Kinder Morgan extending from Three Rivers to Magellan’s marine and storage terminal in Corpus Christi. The initial capacity of the pipeline is 100,000 bpd but can be expanded to 150,000 bpd with additional pumps.
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