Plains All American Pipeline says it will construct a new
170-mile pipeline to service the increasing Mississippian Lime
crude oil production in northern Oklahoma and southern
This pipeline, in conjunction with the previously announced
Medford-to-Cushing pipeline conversion, is designed to provide
approximately 175,000 bpd of crude oil transportation capacity
to the Cushing market.
It is expected to be completed in mid-2013, the company
Plains also announced a long-term agreement with SandRidge
Energy to purchase SandRidges production from a
multi-county area around the new pipeline system.
We are excited about the opportunity to expand our
presence in the Mississippian Lime play and to further develop
our relationship with SandRidge, which has a substantial
acreage position in the area, said Harry N. Pefanis,
president and chief operating officer of Plains All
The Mississippian Lime pipeline will originate in Alfalfa
County near Alva, Okla. and terminate at the Plains crude oil
storage facility in Cushing, Okla.
The new pipeline will share approximately 80 miles of
right-of-way with the Medford-to-Cushing pipeline of
Plains plans to extend the pipeline from Alva northward into
Kansas as demand warrants, it said.