Sunoco Pipeline Plans Pipeline Expansions

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Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. announced that Sunoco Pipeline L.P. began an Open Season on July 17, 2013 for its Granite Wash Extension pipeline. The pipeline will provide crude oil takeaway capacity for the growing production from the Granite Wash Shale in the northeastern Texas Panhandle and portions of western Oklahoma. The pipeline will originate in Wheeler County TX and terminate in Ringgold, TX where it will interconnect with an existing Partnership pipeline with the ability to provide transportation to Corsicana, TX. From Corsicana, access to multiple SXL and third-party pipelines will provide producers the ability to reach various markets and refineries on the Gulf Coast and in the MidContinent. The Partnership will lay approximately 200 miles of new pipeline and construct pump stations, tankage and truck unloading facilities. The Granite Wash Extension pipeline is anticipated to have an initial capacity of 70,000 bpd to Ringgold and is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2014.
  Sunoco Pipeline also began an Open Season for the Eaglebine Express pipeline on May 14, 2013. The pipeline will provide takeaway capacity for the growing production of the Eaglebine and Woodbine crude areas to Nederland, TX, including Sunoco Logistics’s Nederland Terminal. Sunoco Logistics will convert a portion of its existing refined products MagTex pipeline into crude service and reverse the flow of the pipeline from Hearne, TX to the Nederland area as part of the Eaglebine Express pipeline.
  The Eaglebine Express pipeline is anticipated to have an initial transport capacity of approximately 60,000 bpd to Nederland. The pipeline is expected to be operational in mid-2014.