Enterprise Products Partners LP announced it has executed additional long-term contracts to provide transportation services on the Midland to ECHO Crude Oil Pipeline System. The execution of these additional agreements brings total committed volumes on the Midland to Sealy segment of this system to 335 Mbpd, which represents 83 percent of the segment’s ultimate committed capacity of 405 Mbpd. Total capacity for the pipeline segment will be 450 Mbpd, which will include 45 Mbpd of “walk-up” capacity.
The Midland to Sealy Pipeline is expected to begin limited commercial activities during the fourth quarter of 2017. The pipeline is scheduled to be in full service, including the capability to batch four grades of crude oil, with 450 Mbpd of capacity by the second quarter of 2018. Committed volumes ramp up through 2021 with 90 percent of the total committed volumes scheduled to ramp up by the end of 2019.