Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. will expand its South Texas crude oil pipeline system by installing an additional 24-mile pipeline in San Patricio County. The new pipeline will have an expected initial capacity of 200,000 bpd.
â€œWe are seeing additional opportunities with the Eagle Ford Shale play and this new pipeline will help us move domestic crude to the U.S. market more efficiently by using a combination of new and existing pipeline infrastructure,â€ said Bob Oâ€™Hair, executive vice president of Koch Pipeline. â€œSouth Texas is an important area for Koch Pipeline and weâ€™ll continue to invest in it to ensure we have a system that meets the shippersâ€™ needs in terms of capacity and reliability.â€
Koch Pipeline operates about 540 miles of active crude oil transportation lines in Texas. The new 16-inch pipeline is expected to begin service shortly.