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Enterprise to Expand Seaway Pipeline to 850,000 Bpd

Dec 19, 2012
(Financial Post)

Enterprise Products Partners LP and partner Enbridge Inc plan to expand the Seaway pipeline to transport 850,000 barrels a day of crude between Oklahoma and southern Texas during the first quarter of 2014, an Enterprise spokesman said on Monday.

Seaway, a 150,000 barrel per day line that was reversed earlier this year to ship crude 500 miles southward from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Houston, Texas, will be expanded to run 400,000 barrels per day as of next month, according to a recent filing by Enterprise to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The plans detailed in the filing were confirmed by Enterprise spokesman Rick Rainey.

A further expansion to 850,000 barrels per day is scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2014, after a new twin line with capacity of 450,000 bpd is built parallel to the existing Seaway line, Rainey said.