Permian-to-Corpus Christi NGL pipeline begins Phase 1 service

Epic Y Grade Pipeline, a subsidiary of Epic Y Grade Holdings and Epic Midstream Holdings, has placed Phase 1 of its NGL pipeline in service, operating between DLK Black River Midstream’s processing plant in Eddy County, NM, and Delaware Basin Midstream’s terminal in Orla County, Tex. NGL was introduced to the pipeline Mar. 12.

Epic Y Grade Pipeline LP, a subsidiary of Epic Y Grade Holdings LP and Epic Midstream Holdings LP, has placed Phase 1 of its NGL pipeline in service, operating between DLK Black River Midstream’s processing plant in Eddy County, NM, and Delaware Basin Midstream’s terminal in Orla County, Tex. NGL was introduced to the pipeline Mar. 12.

Phase 2 is under construction with an expected in-service date of June. Phase 3 is expected to be complete in second-half 2019. The pipeline also will have an origination point near Benedum field in Upton County, Tex. When complete, Epic Y Grade will transport 350,000 b/d from multiple origin points in the Delaware and Midland basins to Corpus Christi, Tex.

Epic is building a complex in Corpus Christi with multiple 100,000-b/d fractionators (OGJ Online, Sept. 29, 2017). The company also is building a purity product pipeline distribution system, including an ethane pipeline to the Markham, Tex., area for storage and interconnection to other market centers including Mont Belvieu, Tex.

Epic began building the NGL pipeline in December 2017 after signing a definitive agreement with BP Energy Co. to anchor the 700-mile system. Epic completed an open season earlier this month to offer other interested shippers an opportunity to secure firm capacity on the pipeline.

Epic Midstream in January received sufficient customer interest to sanction its proposed 730-mile crude pipeline between the Permian basin and Corpus Christi. Its route will roughly parallel Epic Y Grade’s (OGJ Online, Jan. 2, 2018).

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

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