Blueknight Energy To Build Knight Warrior Pipeline

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Knight Warrior LLC is moving forward with its 160-mile pipeline. The pipeline, which will link the emerging East Texas Eaglebine/Woodbine crude oil resource play to the Houston refining and export markets, is scheduled for startup in the second quarter of 2016. The project is backed by shipper commitments, including a transportation agreement with Vitol and SEI Energy LLC. Knight Warrior also announced it has awarded contracts to Hatch Mott MacDonald LLC, Contract Land Staff LLC and Apex TITAN Inc. for engineering and design, land management and environmental services, respectively.
  Knight Warrior has assembled a team of industry veterans led by Fred Brown, senior project manager, to manage construction of the pipeline. Brown, who has more than three decades of pipeline experience in the energy and mining industries, is knowledgeable in all aspects of pipeline projects from FEED studies to construction feasibility, route selection, project management, construction techniques and implementation. Brown will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Knight Warrior project.
  The Knight Warrior East Texas project will consist of a 160-mile, 16-inch diameter pipeline originating in Madison County continuing south through Walker, Grimes, Montgomery and Harris counties. The pipeline will have an initial capacity of 100,000 bpd, will be expandable up to 200,000 bpd and will serve Eaglebine/Woodbine crude oil producers via two origination stations located near North Zulch and Madisonville, with a third station near Roans Prairie planned to accommodate future production growth in the area. The pipeline will have the capability to segregate and batch crude oil in order to help producers capture value for this premium product.