MPLX Announces Binding Open Season, Expansion of SLC Pipeline System

(P&GJ) — MPLX has launched a binding open season to assess shipper interest in capacity on the SLC Core Pipeline System, located in Wyoming, to transport crude oil from Fort Laramie Station, Wyoming, to Wahsatch Station, Utah. 

From Wahsatch Station, crude transportation service is available on a third-party system for ultimate delivery to refineries in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area.

The binding open season will commence on Sept. 21, 2020 and will end at noon CDT on Oct. 23, 2020.

The proposed SLC Core Pipeline System capacity expansion would provide shippers access to the Guernsey crude oil market hub and access to additional crude oil grades for refiners in the Salt Lake City area.

The expansion would provide incremental pipeline capacity of approximately 11,000 barrels per day (bpd), reinstating origin service from Fort Laramie, Wyoming.

This expansion would bring total capacity on the SLC Core Pipeline to approximately 56,000 bpd and is expected to begin service in the first quarter of 2022.

The SLC Core Pipeline System, owned by Tesoro Logistics Northwest Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of MPLX, is a common carrier system transporting crude oil from various points in Wyoming to Wahsatch Station, Utah, with a connection to a third-party pipeline at Wahsatch Station for further transportation to refineries in the Salt Lake City area, with approximate total delivery capacity of 45,000 bpd.

All interested shippers should submit an executed Confidentiality Agreement to Martin Marz at

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