Capline Oil Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: St. James, Louisiana
  • Destination: Patoka Oil Terminal Hub, Illinois
  • Ownership: Marathon, Plains AA & BP
  • Website:
  • Length: kilometres (650 miles)
  • Capacity: 1.2 million barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: Louisiana Crudes and Imported Crudes

Brief Description

Pipeline Status

  • In operation


  • 2004 - Plains All American closed the acquisition of an interest in the Capline Pipeline System
  • 2014 - Study launched to assess reversing the flow

Other Information

  • The pipeline is chronically underutilised as growing volumes of Canadian crude reduce the demand for imported crude oils


  1. Capline Webpage
  2. Shell to Sell Its Cushing/Ozark/Woodpat/Osage Pipeline System; Culminates a Year of Several Divestitures From Non-Strategic U.S. Assets
  3. PAA Closes Capline Acquisition from Shell Pipeline, L.P.
  4. Capline Owners Announce Study of Future Operations

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