Wolf Midstream Partners LLC announced the launch of a binding open season to solicit long-term, firm shipper commitments for the proposed Gray Wolf Crude Connector, a new crude oil pipeline to serve the Midland Basin. Through the open season, Wolf plans to construct the approximately 55-mile Gray Wolf Crude Connector, with an initial capacity of 120 Mbpd, originating near Big Spring, TX and connecting to Midland, TX, with multiple joint tariff options to access the Corpus Christi/Ingleside export market.
As part of a broader strategy to better serve Midland Basin producers, the Gray Wolf Crude Connector will connect to Wolf’s previously-announced Red Wolf Crude Connector near Big Spring, TX. The Red Wolf Crude Connector connects to Wolf’s existing crude oil terminal near Colorado City, TX, providing access to multiple long-haul, large-volume pipelines for access to nearly all major downstream markets.
Construction activities have begun and pending the results of the open season, Wolf expects the Gray Wolf Crude Connector to commence commercial operations in the fourth quarter of 2019.