Centurion Pipeline LP announced Jan. 26 that the Augustus Pipeline commenced service on schedule, Dec. 1, 2020. The 18- and 20-in. Augustus Pipeline provides physical connectivity for WTI, WTL and WTSR from Midland, Texas, to Crane, Texas.
The Augustus Pipeline originates from Centurion’s Midland Terminal, which has approximately 2 million barrels of storage capacity, and provides delivery to multiple long-haul pipelines at Crane.
Centurion Pipeline announced the successful completion of a binding open season for the pipeline in January 2020.
The project includes a combination of new and existing pipeline assets and have an initial throughput capacity of 150,000 barrels per day (bpd), with future expansion capability available.
Centurion is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lotus Midstream LLC.
“We are pleased to be able to offer shippers a service that will provide connectivity between the Midland and Crane crude oil markets and provide shippers with access to multiple long-haul pipelines originating at Crane for delivery to the Corpus Christi and Houston markets,” said Lotus Midstream president and CEO Mike Prince. “Centurion Pipeline’s assets are strategically positioned throughout the Permian Basin, and the Augustus Pipeline will provide shippers access to the growing crude oil market at Crane.”
Centurion Pipeline is a crude oil pipeline operator that owns and operates approximately 3,000 miles of pipeline extending from southeast New Mexico across the Permian Basin of West Texas to Cushing, Oklahoma. With a significant crude oil storage facility in Midland, Texas, that has the capability to store approximately 2 million barrels of multiple qualities of crude oil, the company is well positioned to accommodate customer demand.