EPIC began a third open season for its EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, which will continue until Dec. 17. The first two open seasons closed successfully in July and September 2018.
The pipeline runs parallel to the EPIC Y-Grade Pipeline that extends from Orla, Texas, to the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, and includes terminals in Orla, Saragosa, Crane, Wink, Midland, Upton, Hobson and Gardendale, with connectivity to the Corpus Refining market and several other terminals.
EPIC began interim crude operations in August, using the 24-inch Y-Grade Pipeline, which can ship up to 400,000 bpd. Once the planned 30-inch Crude Oil Pipeline is completed in the first quarter of 2020, EPIC will have initial capacity to transport 600,000 bpd, which can be expanded to 900,000 bpd.