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Energy Transfer's crude oil pipelines and terminals play a critical role in allowing domestic oil and gas production to reach levels that were only recently unimaginable. Our approximately 9,400 miles of pipelines, which are located across 16 states and situated atop most of the nation's premier oil resources, efficiently connect oil producing regions with premier demand centers.

Our network of pipelines and the approximately 35 million Bbls of storage capacity that we own and operate within our terminals allow Energy Transfer to offer the flow assurance that many of our nation's largest producers, refiners and marketers depend on every day.

Even with an ever-increasing amount of competition within the midstream sector, our crude oil business continues to find attractive growth opportunities as the result of strong working relationships, a proven track record of project execution, reliable flow assurance and an expansive and adaptable asset base that stretches across the much of the crude oil value chain.

Energy Transfer's crude oil acquisition and marketing activities are focused on optimizing our pipeline and terminal assets, and are generally facilitated through strong relationships with producers who would not otherwise transport equity production beyond the lease.

Revenue from the crude oil business segment is substantially fee-based and generated from 3rd party customers and arrangements.

As highlighted in select asset overviews below, ownership interests in our crude oil assets are held though multiple wholly- or jointly-owned entities, including ETP Crude LLC ("ET"), Sunoco Pipeline L.P. ("SPLP"), Permian Express Partners LLC ("PEP"), West Texas Gulf Pipe Line Company ("WTG") and Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P. ("SPMT").



Bakken Pipeline (Dakota Access and ETCO)

 Supply Access: Bakken / Three Forks
 Market Access: Patoka (Midwest refining) & Nederland (Gulf Coast refining & water)
 Ownership: ET (36.37%), MPLX (36.75%), P66 (25%)

Dakota Access and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline ("ETCO") are collectively referred to as the "Bakken Pipeline." The Bakken Pipeline originates in North Dakota and transports light, sweet crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks production areas to a storage and terminal hub outside of Patoka, Illinois, and to Gulf Coast connections including our crude terminal in Nederland, Texas.


Permian Express Pipeline System

 Supply Access: Permian Basin (origins include Midland, Colorado City, and Wichita Falls)
 Market Access: Gulf Coast (Nederland), Longview (Mid-Valley), Anchorage, LA
 Ownership: ET (~88%), XOM (~12%)

The Permian Express pipeline systems are part of the Permian Express Partners JV between ET and ExxonMobil. Included within thin JV are the PE1, PE2, PE3, PE4 (est. 4Q19), PELA and LOLA systems. The PEP assets provide essential takeaway capacity from the Permian Basin to demand centers in both Texas and Louisiana.


West Texas Gulf Pipeline

 Supply Access: Permian Basin (Colorado City)
 Market Access: Gulf Coast (Houston area), Longview (Mid-Valley), Anchorage, LA
 Ownership: West Texas Gulf Pipe Line Company (100% ET)

WTG is a 26" pipeline system that transports barrels from Colorado City to Longview, TX (for delivery onto Mid-Valley PL) and additional delivery points (via joint tariff) along the Gulf Coast.


Permian Gathering and Transport Assets

 Supply Access: >200 receipt points with both the Midland and Delaware Basins
 Market Access: Midland area tank farms and downstream long-haul pipelines
 Ownership: ETP Crude LLC, Sunoco Pipeline L.P. and Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals LLC (100% ET)

Energy Transfer owns and operates an extensive network of crude oil gathering, terminaling, and transportation assets upstream of Midland in both the Midland and Delaware Basins, which is part of the wellhead to end-market solution that we’re able to offer producers throughout the Permian Basin. In Midland, ET owns a terminal with significant pipeline connectivity, approximately 2 million barrels of crude oil storage and 18 lanes for truck unloading.


Mid-Valley Pipeline

 Supply Access: Permian Basin (connecting carriers at Longview), Louisiana, Ohio
 Market Access: Midwest refineries and connecting pipelines
 Ownership: Mid-Valley Pipeline Company (100% ET)

The Mid-Valley Pipeline system plays an important in supplying light, sweet crude feedstock to refineries in the Midwest.


Bayou Bridge Pipeline

 Supply Access: Nederland (ET & P66) and connecting pipelines
 Market Access: Lake Charles & St. James (refining demand)
 Ownership: ET (60%) and P66 Partners (40%)

Bayou Bridge Pipeline offers producers, refiners, and marketers an efficient option to move barrels from origins in the Nederland, TX area to the refining demand center around Lake Charles, LA. Phase 2 of Bayou Bridge from Lake Charles, LA to St. James, LA is nearing completion and expected to be in service in 4Q18.


Nederland Terminal

 Supply Access: 17 inbound pipelines from all major North American producing regions and market hubs
 Market Access: Approximately 2 million barrels of local refining capacity, 12 outbound pipelines, waterborne markets
 Ownership: Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P. (100% ET)

The Nederland terminal, located on the Sabine-Neches Waterway, is the largest above-ground crude oil storage facility in the U.S. With unrivaled connectivity (including DOE pipelines that access the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve), expansive storage facilities, and waterborne access, Nederland is at the heart of ET’s ability to offer flow assurance and market access choices to our diverse set of customers.


Fort Mifflin Terminal

 Supply Access: Multiple ship docks on the Delaware River
 Market Access: Approximately 570,000 Bbls of storage capacity, waterborne markets

The Fort Mifflin terminal complex is located on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and includes the Fort Mifflin terminal, the Hog Island wharf, the Darby Creek tank farm and connecting pipelines. Revenues are generated from the Fort Mifflin terminal complex by charging fees based on throughput. The Fort Mifflin terminal complex is located on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and includes the Fort Mifflin terminal, the Hog Island wharf, the Darby Creek tank farm and connecting pipelines. Revenues are generated from the Fort Mifflin terminal complex by charging fees based on throughput.

In addition to the named assets above, Energy Transfer also owns and operates many other crude oil assets, including the following:

  • Amdel Pipeline (Permian Basin to Nederland)

  • Eagle Point Terminal (Westville, NJ, waterborne and rail markets)

  • Eaglebine Crude

  • East Texas 8" & 10" Pipelines

  • Granite Wash Pipeline

  • Kilgore Pipeline (access to the Houston Ship Channel)

  • Marysville Pipeline System

  • Mesa Pipeline (Midland to Colorado City) (~37% Undivided Joint Interest)

  • Midland Terminal

  • Oklahoma Crude System (gathering & transport assets with access to both Cushing and many refineries)

  • Patoka, Illinois Terminal

  • Rio Bravo Pipeline (Eagle Ford to Corpus Christi)