Enterprise Product Pitches Open Season For Bakken-to-Cushing Pipeline

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Enterprise Products Partners LP announced the start of a binding open commitment period to determine shipper demand for capacity on a proposed new pipeline that would originate in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and also serve the Powder River and Denver-Julesburg basins. The 30-inch diameter pipeline would extend 1,200 miles to the Cushing hub in Oklahoma and is currently designed to have an initial capacity of 340,000 bpd of crude oil, expandable to more than 700,000 bpd.
  The Bakken-to-Cushing Pipeline would have the capability to transport up to six grades of crude oil and products, including Rockies Condensate and Processed Condensate. Subject to sufficient customer commitments, the pipeline is expected to begin service in stages, starting with the DJ-to-Cushing portion in the fourth quarter of 2016, and should be fully operational by the third quarter of 2017. The open commitment period will close October 17, 2014. For commercial inquiries, contact Brent Secrest at (713) 381-2545 or besecrest@eprod.com; or Greg Mills at (713) 381-4079 or gmills@eprod.com.