South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System

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Summary Information

  • Source: South Texas
  • Destination: Houston
  • Ownership: Enterprise
  • Website:
  • Length: kilometres (860 miles)
  • Capacity: barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type:

Brief Description

  • The South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System transports crude oil originating in South Texas, including growing production from the Eagle Ford Shale supply basin, to refineries in the Greater Houston area.
    • The South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System includes the Eagle Ford Expansion pipeline, which has a crude oil transportation capacity of 350 MBPD.
      • The Eagle Ford Expansion pipeline originates at the Lyssy station in Wilson County, Texas and extends 147 miles to Sealy, Texas.
      • It includes 2.4 MMBbls of crude oil storage consisting of 0.2 MMBbls in Karnes County, Texas, 0.6 MMBbls in Wilson County, Texas, 0.4 MMBbls in Gonzales County, Texas and 1.2 MMBbls at Sealy.
    • The System also includes the Rancho I and II pipelines.
      • The Rancho I pipeline extends 63 miles from Sealy, Texas to the ECHO terminal.
      • The Rancho II pipeline is a 36-inch diameter pipe extending 88 miles from Sealy, Texas to the ECHO terminal.

Pipeline Status

  • In operation


  • 2015 - Rancho II enters operation

Other Information

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  1. Enterprise Begins Service on Rancho II Pipeline

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