MPLX LP’s subsidiary, Marathon Pipe Line LLC, has completed a successful binding open season for the expansion of the Wood River-to-Patoka Pipeline. Having obtained strong interest from prospective shippers, Marathon Pipe Line will continue with plans to increase the capacity of the pipeline by 130 Mbpd. The expansion will provide additional capacity for Mid-continent crude movements to Midwest markets via Patoka, IL, a large hub for crude oil storage and distribution.
The Wood River-to-Patoka Pipeline provides transportation from Wood River, IL, to Patoka, IL. The project will expand the current capacity of 215 Mbpd to 345 Mbpd by increasing horsepower and adding drag-reducing agents. The expansion is expected to begin service in the second quarter of 2018.