Seaway crude oil pipeline loop completed, doubling system capacity

|By:, SA News Editor

Enterprise Products Partners (EPD -0.7%) and Enbridge (ENB -0.1%) say they have completed the 512-mile expansion of its Seaway oil pipeline, more than doubling the system’s capacity to 850K bbl/day to move oil south from the delivery point for West Texas futures in Cushing, Okla.

The new Seaway Loop Pipeline connects to the Jones Creek storage terminal near Freeport, Tex., which is connected to EPD’s ECHO crude storage facility in Houston; construction of a 100-mile pipeline from ECHO to Beaumont and Port Arthur is expected to be completed this month.