Open season announced on NGL’s Grand Mesa pipeline to boost flow to Cushing


Tulsa’s NGL Energy Partners LP opened a binding open season on Wednesday for its crude oil Grand Mesa Pipeline, LLC in Colorado and Wyoming to move product to the Cushing Hub in northern Oklahoma.

The season will close on January 5, 2024 at 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Grand Mesa provides takeaway capacity for crude oil producers in the Denver-Julesburg Basin. It originates in Weld County, Colorado and extends approximately 550 miles southeast to NGL Crude Cushing, LLC’s storage terminal at Cushing, Oklahoma. The pipeline is capable of receiving and batch transporting up to 150,000 barrels per day for delivery into the Cushing hub, which affords its shippers access to both U.S. Midcontinent refining and trading markets as well as the Texas Gulf Coast refinery complex.

NGL said the pipeline not only supports growth and production in the region but does so in an “environmentally responsible way by reducing the current utilization of rail and truck transportation.”

NGL held open seasons in 2016 and in 2021 seeking commitments from shippers interested in shipping on Grand Mesa’s pipeline system. NGL is holding the current open season to contract available capacity on the Grand Mesa pipeline at a discounted rate. The total capacity being offered in this open season is 40,000 barrels per day for delivery into the Cushing hub.

Potential shippers will have access to the open season documents upon execution of a confidentiality agreement with Grand Mesa. The Confidentiality Agreement, and open season documents, can be obtained by contacting one of the contacts listed below.

Source: Business Wire