A San Antonio, Texas company promises to have a new oil pipeline operational out of the Permian Basin by the third quarter of the year. The lack of pipelines in the Basin has been considered a holdup in some oil production in the prolific region of Texas and New Mexico.
The vow comes from EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP which stated that its EPIC Crude Oil pipeline is still on scheduled to begin interim service from Crane, Texas to Corpus Christi, Texas. Crane is south of Odessa, Texas and the project is expected to be in permanent service starting in January 2020.
EPIC has secured 100% of the mainline right-of-way for the crude pipeline and anticipates the initial 30” pipe delivery by the end of January 2019. Construction of the 30” pipeline is expected to commence shortly thereafter.
All pipe has been ordered from domestic mills. EPIC anticipates significant construction synergies between the Crude and Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline given the same construction crews will be utilized over the same right-of-way.
Company leaders stated they do not foresee any obstacles to obtaining the necessary approvals related to the 700-mile 30” crude pipeline originating in Orla, Texas, with a terminus in Corpus Christi, Texas.