MPLX LP announced Jan. 17 that its subsidiaries MPLX Ozark Pipe Line LLC and Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) commenced a joint binding open season on the combined Ozark 22-in. and Woodpat 22-in. pipelines from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Patoka, Illinois.
The joint binding open season concludes at noon Central Standard Time on Feb. 16, 2018 and provides interested shippers with an opportunity to secure priority transportation service on the pipelines.
“We are pleased to announce the Cushing-to-Patoka Expansion Project as Midwest markets desire further access to West Texas Intermediate crude,” said Michael J. Hennigan, MPLX president. “This expansion will provide additional capacity for shippers while positioning the partnership to grow its distributable cash flow.”
About the Cushing-to-Patoka Expansion
The Cushing-to-Patoka Expansion provides transportation from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Patoka, Illinois. The project will further expand the capacity of the pipelines by 15,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 360,000 bpd by providing operational modifications, including tankage, in Wood River, Illinois. The expansion is expected to begin service in the third quarter of 2018.
About the Ozark Pipeline
The Ozark Pipeline is a 433-mile, 22-in. crude oil pipeline originating in Cushing, Oklahoma, and terminating in Wood River, Illinois, capable of transporting approximately 230,000 bpd. MPLX plans an expansion project, expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2018, to increase the line’s capacity to approximately 345,000 bpd.
About the Woodpat Pipeline
The Woodpat Pipeline is a 55-mile, 22-in. crude oil pipeline originating in Wood River, Illinois, and terminating in Patoka, Illinois, capable of transporting approximately 215,000 bpd. MPLX plans an expansion project, expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2018, to increase the line’s capacity to approximately 345,000 bpd.
Open Season Process
Documents and further details related to the binding open season will be made available upon completion of a Confidentiality Agreement, available at: marathonpipeline.com/Cushing_to_Patoka_Expansion_Joint_Binding_Open_Season/ and mplx.com/Cushing_to_Patoka_Expansion_Joint_Binding_Open_Season/
All interested shippers should submit an executed Confidentiality Agreement to:
Will Airhart, Attorney, 539 South Main Street, Room 887-M,
Findlay, Ohio 45840
SOURCE: MPLX LP