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Harvest Midstream begins construction of Ingelside oil pipeline and terminal

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Hilcorp Energy affiliate Harvest Midstream has announced the start of construction of the Ingleside Pipeline and the Harvest Midway Terminal, located in the US state of Texas.

The Ingleside Pipeline is a new 24-mile, 24-inch oil pipeline that will begin at the Harvest Midway Terminal and connect to multiple oil export terminals in the Ingleside, Texas area, including Flint Hills Resources’ Ingleside Terminal and the South Texas Gateway Terminal, currently under development by Buckeye Partners.

“Harvest has a strong history of expanding and improving our infrastructure to ensure access to safe and reliable transportation for our customers,” said Jason Rebrook, CEO of Harvest Midstream. “This investment is an exciting opportunity for growth that will allow us to better serve our Eagle Ford customers in the Corpus Christi and Ingleside markets.”

The pipeline will additionally connect to multiple terminals in the Midway and Taft area. It will have a final capacity of 600,000 barrels per day, with up to 380,000 barrels supplied by the existing Harvest Eagle Ford Pipeline Systems.

It will therefore provide Harvest Midstream’s customers with direct access to Ingleside terminals, which is currently the fastest growing export centre along the US Gulf Coast.

The Harvest Midway Terminal covers 160 acres and is able to store over 10 million barrels of oil. The initial construction will include 200,000 barrels of crude oil storage, in addition to measurement and pumping infrastructure capable of handling 25,000 barrels per hour.

“The Harvest Midway Terminal is a great addition to our existing infrastructure in the Eagle Ford, providing additional storage, connectivity, and points of delivery for our customers,” said Sean Kolassa, president of Harvest Midstream. “We look forward to providing the best service to our customers as we continue to expand our operations.”

The pipeline is expected to begin service at the end of the first quarter of 2020, while the terminal is projected to be in service by the end of 2020.