ExxonMobil, Plains All American and Lotus Midstream have formed the Wink to Webster Pipeline joint venture, which will transport more than one million barrels of crude oil and condensate per day.
The joint venture has ordered nearly 650 miles of domestically sourced, 36-inch diameter line pipe. The system will be constructed from the Permian Basin in West Texas to the Texas Gulf Coast.
The Wink to Webster Texas-based pipeline system will be origin points at Wink and Midland to multiple locations near Houston, including Webster and Baytown, with connectivity to Texas City and Beaumont. The project is supported by a significant volume of long-term commitments and is targeted to start operations in the first half of 2021.
Plains will lead project construction and has already initiated pre-construction activities. Priority will be placed on utilising existing pipeline corridors and advanced construction techniques to help limit community and environmental impacts.
The project will be supported by new operational storage capacity at the origin points to facilitate the segregation of multiple crude qualities prior to shipment. Once operational, the project will play a critical role in supporting growing production in one of the world's most prolific crude oil basins.
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