ExxonMobil completes crude line expansion

Mobil Pipe Line Co., an affiliate of ExxonMobil Pipeline Co., has completed a 50% (30,000 b/d) expansion of capacity on its 858-mile Pegasus Pipeline between Patoka, Ill., and Nederland, Tex.

Christopher E. Smith
OGJ Pipeline Editor

HOUSTON, June 18 -- Mobil Pipe Line Co., an affiliate of ExxonMobil Pipeline Co., has completed a 50% (30,000 b/d) expansion of capacity on its 858-mile Pegasus Pipeline between Patoka, Ill., and Nederland, Tex.

Expansion included reactivation and upgrade of several pump stations along the pipeline. Mobil also added new leak detection technology.

Pegasus has carried Canadian crude from the Midwest to Gulf Coast refineries since 2006, following its reversal in April of that year.

Pegasus gave producers in western Canada their first direct pipeline access to the Gulf Coast.

The 648-mile segment of the 20-in. pipeline between Patoka and Corsicana, Tex., had been idle for several years prior to the reversal. The other segment had been moving mostly foreign crude from Nederland to Corsicana for delivery in Texas and Oklahoma (OGJ Online, Apr. 21, 2006).

Contact Christopher E. Smith at chriss@ogjonline.com.

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