Tulsa’s Magellan Midstream Partners is reaching out to potential customers for a possible expansion of the company’s western leg of its pipeline system in Texas.
The company recently launched an open season to assess customer interest. Those who might become customers of such a proposed expanded pipeline have until May 9 to make binding commitments. The company says it hopes to have the expanded line operational by mid-2020.
The proposed expansion would increase Magellan’s capability to transport refined petroleum products, such as gasoline and diesel fuel, from Gulf Coast refineries to demand centers in Abilene, Midland/Odessa and El Paso, Texas, with further optionality to access markets in the states of New Mexico and Arizona, as well as international markets in Mexico via connections to other pipelines owned by Magellan and third parties. The pipeline’s current capacity of 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) could increase to 140,000 bpd following the expansion.