Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Occidental Petroleum Corporation announced today the launch of an open season to jointly assess customer interest to transport crude oil from Colorado City, Texas to the Houston Gulf Coast area. Interested customers must submit binding commitments by July 11, 2012.
The proposed BridgeTex Pipeline will be capable of transporting approximately 278,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Colorado City to Texas City. The project includes approximately 400 miles of newly-constructed pipeline and an expansion by Magellan of its distribution system between East Houston and Texas City. Subject to sufficient commitments from shippers and necessary permits and regulatory approvals, the BridgeTex Pipeline is expected to begin service by mid-2014.
Magellan and Occidental will form a new project company to execute the project and will share commercial responsibilities. A joint project team will oversee construction of the new pipeline, with Magellan serving as operator.
For customer inquiries about the open season, please contact Mark Daggett of Magellan at (918) 574-7022 or email@example.com. More information about the project and the open season is available at www.magellanlp.com/uploadedfiles/BridgeTex Open Season.pdf.