ExxonMobil, Plains All American and Lotus Midstream Proceeding with Wink to Webster Pipeline
January 30, 2019
Contact: Wink to Webster Pipeline LLC: (866) 809-1292
- Parties formalize previously announced joint venture
- Wink to Webster Pipeline to transport more than 1 million barrels of crude oil and condensate per day
- Executed long-term shipper commitments
- Expected in-service by first half of 2021
HOUSTON - ExxonMobil, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (Plains), and Lotus Midstream, LLC announced today they have formed the Wink to Webster Pipeline LLC Joint Venture (JV) and have ordered nearly 650 miles of domestically sourced 36-inch-diameter line pipe. The new common-carrier pipeline system will provide more than 1 million barrels per day of crude oil and condensate capacity and will be constructed from the Permian Basin in West Texas to the Texas Gulf Coast.
The Wink to Webster Texas-based pipeline system will have origin points at Wink and Midland to multiple locations near Houston, including Webster and Baytown, with connectivity to Texas City and Beaumont. The project is underpinned by a significant volume of long-term commitments and is targeted to commence operations in the first half of 2021.
Plains will lead project construction on behalf of the JV and has already initiated pre-construction activities. The JV anticipates the project will generate more than 3,100 construction jobs. Priority will be placed on utilizing existing pipeline corridors and advanced construction techniques to help limit community and environmental impacts.
The Wink to Webster Pipeline will provide safe, efficient and cost-effective transport for ExxonMobil and other Permian producers to market destinations in Texas. The project will be supported by new operational storage capacity at the origin points to facilitate the segregation of multiple crude qualities prior to shipment. Once online, the project will play a critical role in supporting growing production in one of the world's most prolific crude oil basins.
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About Plains All American Pipeline
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) is a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil, NGLs and natural gas. PAA owns an extensive network of pipeline transportation, terminalling, storage, and gathering assets in key crude oil and NGL producing basins and transportation corridors and at major market hubs in the United States and Canada. On average, PAA handles more than 5 million barrels per day of crude oil and NGL in its Transportation segment. PAA is headquartered in Houston, Texas. More information is available at www.plainsallamerican.com.
About Lotus Midstream
Based in Sugar Land, Texas, Lotus Midstream is an independent energy company focused on the development of midstream infrastructure and services necessary to transport crude oil and condensate from the wellhead to market. Lotus owns the Centurion Pipeline System, a large-scale, integrated network of approximately 3,000 miles of crude oil gathering and transportation pipelines that extends from southeast New Mexico across the Permian Basin of West Texas to Cushing, Oklahoma. Lotus Midstream is backed by EnCap Flatrock Midstream. For more information please visit www.lotusmidstream.com.
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