Embattled Texas product pipeline takes major step forward

Longhorn Pipeline Partners have laid additional pipe in the rugged West Texas area as part of efforts to bring more product to the supply-constrained region. Photograph from Longhorn Pipeline Partners Ltd., Dallas.Click here to enlarge imageAdditional safety features and mitigation measures will push completion of Longhorn Partners Pipeline LP products pipeline back another 6 months and add millions to the final cost. Click here to enlarge imageThe features were ordered last month by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Begun in 1995 and estimated to cost nearly $400 million, the line will carry refined products from Houston to El Paso (Fig. 1).The 700-mile pipeline includes a 450-...

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