Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline Infrastructure Projects to Increase Flow Rates in 2014; Jones Creek-to-ECHO Pipeline Construction Start-Up & Twinning Project Progress Detected

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New lateral pipeline to deliver crude from Seaway to Houston area refineries and ease transportation constraint on Seaway pipeline.

Construction has started on the Jones Creek-to-ECHO pipeline according to Genscape, which uses high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor such infrastructure. The project will alleviate transportation constraints on the 400,000 bpd Seaway pipeline, which has been flowing at reduced rates since the expansion was completed on January 11.

Genscape has observed land-clearing around the Jones Creek terminal and at an area near the Brazos River where the 45-mile, 36-inch pipeline will be built. Also near Jones Creek, raw pipeline is lying near the right-of-way in preparation for construction. The new lateral will provide additional Seaway off take capacity by taking crude eastward, where it can then access multiple Houston-area refineries. It is expected to be in-service in early 2014.

In addition, Genscape observed progress in the construction of the Seaway twinning project, which is designed to increase capacity on the pipeline to near 850,000 bpd, according to images obtained during a flight on June 8. Pumping station infrastructure has progressed at the Little pumping station between Earlsboro and Seminole in Oklahoma. Genscape also observed approximately one mile of exposed pipe lying next to a recently dug trench in the right-of-way near Milburn, OK, along with an additional pumping station for the Seaway twin. Enterprise expects construction on the twinning project to be completed during the first quarter of 2014.

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