Platte Crude Oil Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Casper, Wyoming
  • Destination: Wood River, Illinois
  • Ownership: Spectra
  • Website: USA
  • Length: kilometres (932 miles)
  • Capacity: 150,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: Bakken and Western Canadian

Brief Description

  • The 20-inch Platte Pipeline, 932 miles in length, has a delivery capacity of up to 150,000 barrels per day of oil from Casper to Wood River, Illinois, serving refineries in Colorado, Kansas and Illinois
  • It delivers crude oil to refineries in Colorado, Kansas and Illinois
  • It connects with the Express Oil Pipeline System and the Jayhawk Crude Oil Pipeline at Holdrege, Nebraska
  • It connects with the Pony Express Crude Oil Pipeline at Guernsey, Wyoming

Pipeline Status

  • In operation


  • 2002 - Encana disposes of the pipeline to a consortium, comprised of BC Gas Inc. (TSX: BCG), BorealisInfrastructure Management Inc. and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • 2012 - Spectra Energy agrees to Acquire the Pipeline System
  • 2013 - Acquisition completed

Other Information

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  1. EnCana plans disposition of two major crude oil pipeline systems
  2. Spectra Energy to Acquire Express-Platte Pipeline System
  3. Spectra Energy Acquires Express-Platte Pipeline System

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