HOUSTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Pipeline Company LP is considering building a new pipeline segment to move crude from St. James, Louisiana to the Golden Triangle area of Texas ("Westward Ho") thus expanding the system. Shell Pipeline's continued investment in Westward Ho will largely depend upon a favorable response to the Shell Pipeline's Houma-to-Houston pipeline ("Ho-Ho") reversal solicitation of interest that closes October 17, 2011.
Shell Pipeline's Westward Ho pipeline would create an additional market outlet for the anticipated increase in domestic crude oil production from the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. For US Gulf of Mexico refiners, this project would enhance access to both the domestic production and the foreign crudes available at St. James, LA. Further, the Westward Ho Pipeline project would complement the new storage and logistics infrastructure that is currently being built in the St. James and Clovelly, LA areas.
The Westward Ho Pipeline would consist of a new pipeline build to connect the Louisiana crude markets with the Texas markets. The Westward Ho Pipeline would be a batched system and could enable the distribution of approximately 900,000 bbls per day of crude across the region depending upon crudes types shipped. Subject to customer commitments and regulatory approval, the Westward Ho Pipeline is expected to begin service by early 2015.
For commercial inquiries about the Westward Ho Pipeline project or the Ho-Ho pipeline system reversal project, please contact: Geoffrey Gauthier at 713.241.9749 or firstname.lastname@example.org at Shell Pipeline Company LP.
About Shell Pipeline Company LP: For more than 80 years, Shell Pipeline Company LP has helped meet America's energy needs. We transport more than 2 billion barrels of crude oil and refined products annually through thousands of miles of pipelines located in seven states.
We carry more than 50 different kinds of crude oil and more than 20 different grades of gasoline, as well as diesel fuel, jet fuel, chemicals, ethylene and natural gas liquids – products that are fundamental to the American way of life.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell Oil Products US, a unit of Shell Oil Company, we're part of one of the world's leading energy companies, which has been a prominent participant in America's energy industry for a century. With our integrated network of trunk lines, distribution systems, interconnects and terminals, we operate safely, efficiently and dependably – key factors in keeping the commodities we carry more affordable for the people who count on them.
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