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EPIC crude oil pipeline announces third open season

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World Pipelines,

EPIC Crude Holdings, LP (‘EPIC’) has announced that it is opening a third open season for its EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline (the ‘Crude Oil Pipeline’). The open season will commence at 8 am CDT on 28 October 2019 and will end on 17 December 2019 at 5 pm CST. The Crude Oil Pipeline successfully closed its first open season on 26 July 2018 and its second open season on 28 September 2018.

The Crude Oil Pipeline runs parallel to the EPIC Y-Grade Pipeline (the ‘Y-Grade Pipeline’) that extends from Orla, Texas to the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas and includes terminals in Orla, Saragosa, Crane, Wink, Midland, Upton, Hobson and Gardendale, with connectivity to the Corpus Refining market as well as multiple terminals in the Port of Corpus Christi for export access. The Crude Oil Pipeline services the Delaware, Midland and Eagle Ford Basins.

EPIC began interim crude operations in August, utilising the 24-in. Y-Grade Pipeline, which can ship up to 400 000 bpd and stretches from Crane, Texas to terminals in Corpus Christi and Ingleside. Once the planned 30-in. Crude Oil Pipeline is completed in 1Q20, EPIC will have initial capacity to transport 600 000 bpd. The Crude Oil Pipeline is expandable to transport up to 900 000 bpd.

The EPIC Crude Export Dock in Corpus Christi is expected to be completed in the 4Q19 and will be capable of loading Aframax tankers that carry up to 750 000 bbls. Additionally, EPIC is constructing a second crude export dock to be complete by the 3Q20 and with a capability of loading Suezmax tankers that carry up to 1 000 000 bbls.

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