Pipeline firms in the US successfully signed-off 14 petroleum liquids pipelines projects, according to the Energy Information Association (EIA).
This included seven crude oil pipeline projects and seven hydrocarbon gas liquids pipeline projects, but no petroleum product pipeline projects were completed last year.
Of the 14 completed projects, six projects were new pipelines while five projects were expansions of existing systems.
The EIA’s Liquids Pipeline Projects Database contains information about projects at various stages of construction.
Some of the pipeline projects last year included Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 61 which are two expansion projects that transport crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to Illinois. Line 3 goes from Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin. Line 61 goes from Superior to Pontiac, Illinois.
The Marathon Pipeline – Capline Reversal project reversed the direction of the pipeline to a south-flowing pipeline that originates in Patoka, Illinois, and flows down to various terminals in St James, Louisiana.
The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) expansion project was one more major pipeline project wrapped up in 2021. It increased capacity by 180,000 barrels per day along the pipeline system by adding horsepower and a few modifications and upgrades at pump stations.
The DAPL system runs from North Dakota, through South Dakota and Iowa, and ends near Patoka, Illinois.
These pipelines carry crude oil, hydrocarbon gas liquids, and petroleum products – which include petroleum, diesel, jet fuel, and other refinery products.
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