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Plains All American to expand Sunrise pipeline

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Houston-based Plains All American will continue to grow its pipeline capacity coming out of West Texas' prolific Permian Basin, adding 120 000 bpd to a pipeline between Midland and Cushing, Oklahoma.

On Tuesday, the company said it has sufficient commitment from shippers to expand the Sunrise pipeline by 180 miles between the Texas towns of Colorado City and Wichita Falls. The pipeline system connects to terminals in Cushing.

Pending regulatory approval, the planned additions are expected to be in use by mid 2019.

Plains All American announced in January a plan to buy the Alpha Crude Connector pipeline gathering and storage system from Midland-based Concho Resources and Dallas private-equity firm Energy Spectrum Capital. Plains also said it will expand its existing BridgeTex and Cactus pipeline systems that connect West Texas to Houston and Corpus Christi.

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