Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP’s Pony Express Pipeline has reached an agreement with Holly Frontier Corporation and its affiliates to build facilities to connect Holly Frontier’s refinery complex in El Dorado, Kansas to the Pony Express Pipeline. The El Dorado connection facilities will contain a design capacity in excess of 100,000 barrels per day for any of the batched common stream crude types transported by the Pony Express Pipeline. The construction of the connection facilities is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2017.
“This agreement is another important milestone for Pony Express as we continue to diversify the supply and demand connections on the pipeline to provide the most flexible transportation system for our customers,” said Tallgrass President and CEO, David G. Dehaemers, Jr. This connection to Holly Frontier’s refinery complex does exactly that, and in addition it supports the long-term growth of the pipeline.”