Enbridge, LOOP plan Gulf of Mexico crude oil pipeline

Enbridge Inc., Calgary, and LOOP LLC, New Orleans, have proposed a new crude oil pipeline that will carry 600,000 b/d of crude oil from the eastern Gulf Coast to refineries on the western Gulf Coast (see map [126,458 bytes]). The companies intend to build the line to meet growing demand for heavy, sour oil by western Gulf Coast refiners, said the partners. Project operator Enbridge and partner LOOP have completed feasibility and engineering studies on the proposed Alligator pipeline, which will transport crude supplies from South America, West Africa, the Middle East, and the Gulf of Mexico. After soliciting shipper interest, the Alligator partners expect to seek regulato...

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