NEW YORK—EPIC Midstream Holdings LP’s planned 900,000 barrels per day crude oil pipeline from Crane, Texas in the Permian basin to Corpus Christi, Texas was on schedule to begin interim service during the third quarter, a spokesman said on March 20.
The project was expected to be in permanent service beginning January, spokesman Bruce Kates said in an email.
EPIC sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in January, saying the projected start of the pipeline was in “some jeopardy” due to a delay in approval for its petition to set initial tariff rates.
A FERC spokeswoman said the case is still pending and there is no deadline for FERC action on petitions for declaratory orders.
For the month, drillers added 13 rigs, putting the count up for a 14th month in a row for the first time since July 2017, as rising oil prices have prompted drillers to return to the wellpad.
Spraberry Field producers in the Midland Basin announced by Headington Energy plus Chesapeake Marcellus Shale completions in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming County and another Exxon Mobil Guyana discovery top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world.
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