Construction Begins on 650-Mile EPIC NGL Pipeline

EPIC Y Grade Pipeline, November 21, 2017

Construction has begun on the first phase of the EPIC NGL Pipeline project, which will run 650 miles from Southeast New Mexico to Corpus Christi, TX. When complete, the EPIC NGL Pipeline will have throughput capacity of at least 375,000 barrels per day with multiple origin points in the Delaware and Midland basins.

Image courtesy of EPIC Pipeline LP.


Destinations include interconnects near Orla, Benedum and Corpus Christi, Texas, where EPIC’s affiliate plans to build a fractionation complex to accommodate the pipeline’s volume. In addition to the fractionator, EPIC will be building purity pipeline systems, including an ethane system which in the first phase will span the upper Gulf Coast into the Markham area for the 1st phase.

The EPIC Y Grade Pipeline provides an efficient solution to shippers’ NGL marketing and transportation needs,” says Justin Gordon, EPIC’S Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. “Our pipeline will be an NGL “Superhighway” providing customers’ volumes from the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi and will better serve the growing needs of the petrochemical and refining sectors along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

EPIC plans to have the initial phase of the pipeline in-service in early 2018. As mentioned in September, BP has signed on as the anchor shipper and a capital commitment was secured from funds managed by ARES Management, L.P.

The EPIC NGL Pipeline will run side-by-side through Texas with the previously announced EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline for most of the route.

About EPIC Y Grade Pipeline

EPIC Y Grade Pipeline, LP (“EPIC”) was formed in 2017 to own and operate an NGL pipeline system between west Texas and the Gulf Coast. EPIC’s predecessors, TexStar Midstream Logistics, LP and TexStar Midstream Services, LP, owned and operated oil and gas midstream infrastructure throughout south Texas including crude oil and gas gathering systems, trunklines, treating and processing plants as well as an integrated NGL system with 120 miles of trunklines and a purpose-built fractionator near Corpus Christi. For more information, visit


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