MPLX LP is gauging shipper interest in 11,000 b/d of incremental firm priority crude transport capacity from Wyoming to Utah.

SLC Pipeline

The open season, which runs through noon on Oct. 23, is for an expansion of the SLC Core Pipeline system and would move Denver-Julesburg Basin crude from Fort Laramie Station, WY, to Wahsatch Station, UT. From Wahsatch Station, crude transportation service would be available on a third-party system for ultimate delivery to refineries in the Salt Lake City area.

The proposed expansion of SLC Core Pipeline System, which is owned by MPLX subsidiary Tesoro Logistics Northwest Pipeline LLC, would provide shippers access to the Guernsey crude oil market hub and to additional crude oil grades for refiners in the Salt Lake City area. The expansion would bring total capacity on the system to around 56,000 b/d, with expected in-service in the first quarter 2022.

Additional information on the SLC open season can be found at MPLX’s website.  

MPLX also is working to bring online the 1 million b/d Wink-to-Webster crude line from the Permian Basin to the Houston Ship Channel. The company has a 15% interest in the project, which is on track for an early 2021 startup.MPLX also has secured financing for the Whistler natural gas pipeline to transport supplies from the Permian’s Waha hub to the Agua Dulce market in South Texas. Whistler is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021, with more than 90% of the 2 Bcf/d capacity contracted with minimum volumes committed.