Plains All American to Boost Permian Takeaway Capacity

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) announced Wednesday that it is expanding the capacity on its Cactus crude oil pipeline from McCamey to Gardendale, Texas, to approximately 390,000 barrels per day (bpd).

According to PAA, the project includes adding manifold and metering enhancements at the company's origination station. Expanding the West Texas segment of the pipeline, which should conclude in the third quarter of this year, will enable PAA to transport increasing production volumes from the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi and other delivery points, the company stated.

The 310-mile, 20-inch Cactus pipeline can transport crude oil from the Permian Basin to the PAA/Enterprise Products Partners Eagle Ford Joint Venture (Eagle Ford JV) Pipeline, PAA continued. Eagle Ford JV, which boasts a 660,000-bpd capacity, directly serves the Three Rivers and Corpus Christi markets and links to the Houston-area market via the Enterprise South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline, added PAA. At Corpus Christi, crude oil delivered on Cactus reaches the Eagle Ford JV barge dock facility as well as third-party facilities.

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