Energy Transfer Partners to build Permian Express 3 pipeline

By Patrick C. Miller | May 23, 2017

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners has announced plans to build the Permian Express 3 pipeline to initially deliver crude from the Midland Basin of the Permian to the Nederland, Texas, market.

The 100,000-barrel-per-day pipeline is expected to enter service in the fourth quarter this year. The company anticipates future phases of the pipeline project to expand capacity to 300,000 barrels per day to serve multiple markets from the Permian’s Delaware Basin.

Permian Express Terminal LLC and Permian Express Partners LLC on May 16 began a 30-day binding open season for Permian Express 3. Incentive rates are available to shippers making long-term volume commitments during the open season.

ETP said the initial phase of the project will provide producers in the Midland, Texas, area with new crude oil takeaway capacity from the rapidly growing basin to the Nederland market..

The first Permian Express pipeline entered service in 2013, transporting 150,000 barrels per day of crude from Wichita Falls, Texas, to Nederland along the Gulf Coast. The 334-mile-long Permian Express II pipeline entered service in 2015. It supplies crude from western Texas to markets in the Midwest and along the Gulf Coast.  

Energy Transport Partners owns and operates natural gas midstream, intrastate and interstate transportation and storage assets for oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and refined products. The company also operates NGL fractionation plants and various acquisition and marketing assets.