Koch unit commits to building Texas pipeline

Koch Pipeline has formally committed to build a 20-inch crude oil pipeline between Pettus, Texas; and Corpus Christi, Texas; to move production from the Eagle Ford shale field.

The line, which is close securing permits and right-of-way, is expected to be complete next summer. The pipeline can pump up to 250,000 barrels-per-day of oil.

Flint Hills Resources' Ingleside, Texas, terminal is being updated to ship up to 200,000 barrels per day of production by barge to other Gulf Coast markets.

Koch Pipeline is also nearing completion of a short line in the Ingleside area to tie in existing systems, and expects to complete construction of a 16-inch line from Helena, Texas, to Pettus in the fourth quarter.

The company is the largest transporter of south Texas crude oil.