Koch Pipeline, a petrochemical transportation company, and NuStar Energy have signed an agreement to put the Pettus South Pipeline back into operation, transporting crude oil to Corpus Christi in Texas, US.
The pipeline, which was previously not in use, runs for 60 miles from Pettus in Texas to Corpus Christi. NuStar will be in charge of the operations of the pipeline.
For the past year, Koch has focused on increasing its transportation capacities of Eagle Ford crude oil, increasing its transportation capacities to about 25,000 barrels a day in May 2010 and then adding a further 50,000 barrels to this recently.
As well as bringing the Pettus pipeline back into operation, Koch is planning to expand its delivery to the Flint Hills Resources Ingleside waterborne terminal. The company will also be able to transport crude oil from its terminal in new Helena, which is currently being built, via the new pipeline.