The Sunoco Logistics Crude Oil Pipeline System consists of approximately 4,900 miles of crude oil trunk pipelines and 500 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines in the southwest and midwest regions of the United States. For more information on all of our assets and on their locations, visit our Asset Map.
Our pipelines in the southwest United States consist of approximately 2,950 miles of crude oil trunk pipelines and approximately 300 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines in Texas. The Texas system is connected to the Mid-Valley pipeline, other third-party pipelines and our Nederland Terminal. We also own and operate a crude oil pipeline and gathering system in Oklahoma. This system contains approximately 850 miles of crude oil trunk pipelines and approximately 200 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines. We have the ability to deliver substantially all of the crude oil gathered on our Oklahoma system to Cushing.
Our pipelines in the midwest United States consist of approximately 1,000 miles of a crude oil pipeline that originates in Longview, Texas and passes through Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio, and terminates in Samaria, Michigan. This pipeline provides crude oil to a number of refineries, primarily in the midwest United States. In addition, we own approximately 100 miles of crude oil pipeline that runs from Marysville, Michigan to Toledo, Ohio, and a truck injection point for local production at Marysville.
Included in our Crude Oil Pipeline System is a 91% interest in Mid Valley Pipeline Company, a crude oil pipeline, that we operate, running from Longview, Texas to Samaria, Michigan and a 60.3% interest in West Texas Gulf Pipe Line Company, a crude oil pipeline, that we operate, running from Colorado City to Goodrich and Longview, Texas. We also own a 37% interest in the Mesa Pipeline system, a crude oil pipeline running from Midland, Texas to Colorado City, Texas.
Nearly all of our crude oil pipelines are common carrier lines, and the tariff rates on all of our pipelines (wholly owned and joint venture) are regulated by either the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (for interstate movements) or individual state agencies (for intrastate movements).
West Texas Crude Expansion Projects
The West Texas – Longview Access and West Texas – Houston Access were developed to deliver crude oil from West Texas to the Mid-Valley Pipeline at Longview, Texas and to the Houston, Texas market. The projects have initial capacity to transport approximately 40,000 barrels per day to Houston, and approximately 30,000 barrels per day to Longview. The West Texas – Houston Access project was operational in Q2 2012. The West Texas – Longview Access project was operational in Q2 2013. The West Texas-Nederland Access is being developed to deliver crude oil from West Texas to SXL’s Nederland Terminal at Nederland, Texas. The project is anticipated to have initial capacity to transport approximately 40,000 barrels per day to Nederland. The West Texas – Nederland Access project is dependent upon Pegasus.
Permian Express Phase I
Permian Express Phase I will provide continuous pipeline service from Wichita Falls, Texas to Nederland/Beaumont, Texas markets. At Wichita Falls, a connection from Basin Pipeline will be provided. Due to the use of existing assets, the capacity to transport approximately 90,000 barrels per day to Nederland/Beaumont was operational in the first quarter of 2013. Capacity increased to 150,000 barrels per day in Q1 2014.
Permian Express 2
In the fourth quarter 2013, we completed a successful Open Season for our Permian Express 2 pipeline. The Permian Express 2 pipeline project involves the construction of approximately 300 to 400 miles of new crude oil pipelines, with origins in multiple locations in West Texas: Midland, Garden City and Colorado City. With an expected initial capacity of approximately 200,000 barrels per day, Permian Express 2 is expected to deliver to multiple refiners and markets beginning in the second quarter 2015.
Granite Wash Extension
In the third quarter 2013, we completed a successful Open Season for our Granite Wash Extension pipeline. The pipeline is expected to provide 70,000 barrels per day of crude oil takeaway capacity for the growing production from the Granite Wash Shale in the northeastern Texas panhandle and portions of western Oklahoma. We will construct approximately 200 miles of new pipeline, originating in Wheeler County, Texas and terminating in Ringgold, Texas, and new pump stations and truck unloading facilities. At Ringgold, the new pipeline will connect with our existing pipelines, which have the ability to transport to Corsicana, Texas. From Corsicana, access to multiple SXL and third-party pipelines will provide producers the ability to reach various markets and refineries on the Gulf Coast and in the MidContinent. The pipeline is expected to be operational in the third quarter 2014.
In the second quarter 2013, we completed a successful Open Season for our Eaglebine Express pipeline. An existing portion of our MagTex refined products pipeline will be converted into crude service and its flow reversed, to provide takeaway capacity for the growing production in the Eaglebine and Woodbine crude areas. Eaglebine Express is expected to transport approximately 60,000 barrels per day from Hearne, Texas to Nederland, Texas starting in the third quarter 2014.