Plains All American Pipeline plans to construct two new Delaware Basin pipelines and gathering systems.
The development will expand its existing Blacktip station and the partnership will construct a 20ins loop line from Blacktip to Wink, TX. These new infrastructure builds in West Texas and New Mexico will support PAA’s previously announced 24ins Basin Pipeline loop from Wink to Midland and new 12ins pipeline from Monahans to Crane. The Delaware Basin pipelines, Avalon Extension and State Line, are backed by producer commitments.
The 32mile, 12ins Avalon Extension pipeline will extend the existing pipeline, which runs from PAA’s Avalon station in northwest Loving County to its Blacktip station in southeast Loving County, TX, into Culberson County, TX, and is capable of transporting up to 100,000 bpd of crude oil from northern Loving and Culberson counties. The line and two new truck unloading facilities at Orla, TX and at Highway 285 are expected to be brought into service in phases beginning in July 2015, with total system completion, including the associated gathering system, scheduled for September 2015.
The 60 mile, 16ins State Line pipeline will connect Culberson County to Wink running along the Texas-New Mexico state line. State Line will connect Delaware Basin production in southern Eddy and Lea Counties in New Mexico and northern Loving, Reeves and Culberson counties to the existing network of PAA Permian Basin assets. The pipeline will be capable of transporting up to 150,000 bpd of batched crude oil and condensate.