Magellan Midstream, Occidental To Build 400-Mile Crude Line

August 2012, Vol. 239 No. 8

Magellan Midstream Partners and Occidental Petroleum held an open season to assess customer interest to transport crude oil from Colorado City, TX to the Houston area.

The proposed BridgeTex Pipeline will be capable of transporting 278,000 bopd from Colorado City to Texas City. The project includes 400 miles of pipeline and an expansion by Magellan of its distribution system between East Houston and Texas City. Subject to sufficient commitments and necessary approvals, the BridgeTex Pipeline is expected to begin service by mid-2014.

Magellan and Occidental will form a project company to execute the project and will share commercial responsibilities. A joint project team will oversee construction of the pipeline, with Magellan serving as operator.