Shell Pipeline said Wednesday it successfully concluded the
binding open season period for firm capacity on the
Houma-to-Houston pipeline system reversal project (Ho-Ho
Based on the commitments, Shell is proceeding with next
steps to develop and execute the project. ubject to regulatory
approval, the Ho-Ho Reversal is expected to begin service in
2013, the company says.
Pipeline's Ho-Ho Reversal project will provide pipeline access
to additional crudes across the 300 miles of the US Gulf of
Mexico refining complex.
Those crudes include the domestic crude oil production
increases in Texas and the mid-continent including the Eagle
Ford and Bakken shale plays, as well as growing crude supplies
in the Cushing, Okla. area.
Additionally, the Ho-Ho Reversal project would complement
the new pipeline infrastructure that is currently being built
to the Houston area, Shell says.
The Shell project will reverse existing Ho-Ho
service in order to connect the Houston and Port Arthur markets
in Texas with the Louisiana markets.
The Ho-Ho Reversal could enable the distribution of
approximately 300,000 bpd of crude across the region depending
upon crudes types shipped, the company says.