EPIC Midstream Holdings LP has completed Phase 2 of construction on a pipeline to carry natural gas liquids from the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi, Texas.
The company announced June 27 that 205 miles of the EPIC Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline are now in service. NGL product is now running from DLK Black River Midstream production facilities to Benedum, Texas.
The announcement came less than three months after EPIC completed construction of Phase 1. Work continues on Phase 3, which will run from Benedum to Corpus Christi, Texas. The NGL pipeline is now connected to five processing complexes that have a capacity of 1 billion cubic feet (Bcf). When complete, the EPIC NGL pipeline will have a throughput capacity of more than 440,000 barrels per day (bpd) with multiple origin points in the Delaware and Midland Basins.
EPIC began construction of the 700-mile EPIC Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline in December 2017, after signing a definitive agreement with BP Energy Co. to anchor the pipeline to link producers’ NGL reserves in the Permian and Eagle Ford basins to Gulf Coast refiners, petrochemical companies and export markets.
EPIC also announced that Houston-based Optimized Process Designs LLC (OPD) was contracted to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for EPIC’s first 100,000-bpd fractionation train.
The EPIC NGL Pipeline is backed by capital commitments from funds managed by the private equity group of Ares Management LP and will run side by side with the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline.