Commissioning begins in White Cliffs pipeline expansion

|By:, SA News Editor

White Cliffs Pipeline plans to begin the commissioning this month of its expansion project, a looping of the existing crude oil pipeline from Platteville, Colo., to Cushing, Okla., to become fully operational in August.

White Cliffs capacity will increase to ~150K bbl/day from 76K, helping to meet the rising demand for midstream services by offering long-haul transportation from the Denver Julesburg Basin.

Rose Rock Midstream (NYSE:RRMS) will continue as pipeline operator; other owners are Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) and Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL).