Koch Pipeline Co. got final approval to build a pipeline in south Texas that will move 120,000 barrels of oil per day.
The 16-inch pipeline, which will begin operations in late 2012, will connect the Eagle Ford field with refineries in Corpus Christi and the Flint Hills Resources waterborne terminal at Ingleside.
The line will have expansion capability of more than 200,000 barrels per day and include direct pipeline connections to producer tank batteries in Karnes and DeWitt counties. A new station, likely near Helena, will connect into Koch Pipeline's existing crude system in Pettus and Refugio.
Koch Pipeline is the largest transporter of South Texas crude oil. It operates about 540 miles of active crude oil transportation lines in Texas, as well as ongoing relations with other crude distribution systems.