Yet another pipeline is in the works. A 730-mile cross-Texas pipeline would take crude oil and condensates from the Permian Basin to the Port of Corpus Christi and other area drop-offs.
The so-called Epic Pipeline would have a maximum capacity of 440,000 barrels per day with crude pickup points include Orla, Pecos, Crane and Midland, according to a news release.
Three companies are working together to build the pipeline. San Antonio-based TexStar Midstream Logistics, Connecticut-based Castelton Commodities International, and Texas-based Ironwood Midstream Energy Partners are currently bidding out the first 200,000 barrels of pipeline capacity. They have not revealed cost nor start date of construction, but say it will be in operation by the first quarter of 2019.
TexStar Logicstics is also currently developing a project in the Houston Ship channel and is actively pursuing other opportunities in the Permian Basin, South Texas and East Texas.