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Kinder’s Double Eagle Delivering Liquids to Corpus Christi Marine Terminal

The 195-mile Double Eagle Pipeline, designed to deliver Eagle Ford Shale condensate to Corpus Christi, TX, is in full operation, owners Magellan Midstream Partners and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners said Thursday.

The Double Eagle Pipeline system, operated by Kinder Morgan, includes 140 miles of new 12-inch diameter pipeline. It connects to an existing 55-mile, 14- and 16-inch diameter pipeline segment owned by Kinder Morgan that extends from Three Rivers, TX, to Magellan’s marine and storage terminal in Corpus Christi. Initial capacity of the pipeline is 100,000 b/d, but it can be expanded to 150,000 b/d with additional pumps.

“The 84-mile western leg of the Double Eagle pipeline system is connected into four central gathering facilities and is moving condensate from Gardendale near Cotulla, TX, in LaSalle County through Three Rivers truck unloading and storage facility in Live Oak County to Magellan’s Corpus Christi Terminal,” according to the 50/50 joint venture (JV). “The 37-mile eastern leg of the Double Eagle pipeline system is moving condensate from Karnes County, TX, also through Three Rivers, and down to Magellan’s Corpus Christi Terminal.”

The Double Eagle Pipeline JV was formed in 2011 by Magellan and Copano Energy LLC (see Shale Daily, Dec. 22, 2011). Last year, Kinder Morgan stepped into the picture with its $5 billion acquisition of Copano, which allowed it to expand its footprint in Texas shale plays, the Eagle Ford in particular, as it added gas gathering, processing, treating and natural gas liquids fractionation assets (see Shale Daily, Jan. 31, 2013).

In May 2013, Double Eagle began transporting condensate from Three Rivers to Magellan’s Corpus Christi terminal. Double Eagle’s new truck unloading and storage facility near Three Rivers started service last April.

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