EPIC has received sufficient customer interest to sanction the proposed crude pipeline running from the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi based upon volume commitments and acreage dedications.
The 730-mile crude petroleum pipeline will run across Texas from Orla in the Permian Basin to the Port of Corpus Christi with capacity up to 590 Mbpd. The project includes terminals in Orla, Pecos, Crane, Wink, Midland, Helena and Gardendale, with Port of Corpus Christi connectivity and export access.
Expected to be in-service in 2019, the EPIC Crude Pipeline is being laid alongside EPIC’s previously announced NGL Pipeline System, which is currently under construction. Right-of-way acquisition commenced back in October after the EPIC NGL project was kicked off.
Acreage dedication shippers for the crude project include Noble Energy, which is finalizing agreements with EPIC to dedicate substantially all of its gross acre position in Reeves County up to 75 Mbpd. EPIC is in advanced discussions with numerous other producers in the Permian Basin to secure acreage dedications on similar terms.
Separately, another company has made an additional volume commitment of 75 Mbpd.