EPIC completes dual Permian pipeline plan

By Luke Geiver | January 02, 2018

EPIC, a Texas-based midstream infrastructure firm, will use the right-of-way of an under construction natural gas liquid pipeline for a new-build 730-mile crude pipeline to move Permian-based crude to Corpus Christi. After giving Permian producers 10 days in December 2017 to commit to the pipeline via volume or acreage dedications, EPIC said it received sufficient customer interest to move forward with the project.

Noble Energy is already working to form a strategic relationship with EPIC. Noble could become part owner of the pipeline after talks regarding equity commitments with EPIC are finished. EPIC is also in discussions with other producers in the Permian, according to the company.

To be complete in 2019, the 730-mile pipeline will have a capacity of 590,000 barrels per day. Starting in the Texas community of Orla, it will run across Texas with terminals at Pecos, Crane, Wink, Midland, Helena and Gardendale before terminating at the Port of Corpus Christi.

The EPIC NGL Pipeline, a 650-mile pipeline announced by EPIC in December 2017, will be run next to the crude pipeline. BP Energy Co. has already signed-on as an anchor tenant of the new infrastructure.

Phillip Mezey, CEO for EPIC said that “there is a meaningful amount of capital and operating synergies between the crude and NGL projects,” as they both share right-of-way and site locations. 

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