The Permian Basin is one of the world’s most prolific oil basins and the largest in the United States. It now accounts for nearly half of U.S. oil production. The rejuvenation of oil production in the region energized the U.S. economy and helped secure the country’s energy independence. For Americans, this has meant lower gasoline prices, increased U.S. manufacturing growth and new job opportunities.
The Wink to Webster Pipeline System was developed to ease a transportation bottleneck that formed as oil production began to exceed pipeline capacity in the late-2010s. As a result, the startup of the Wink to Webster Pipeline System helped facilitate the continued growth of not only the Permian Basin’s production activity but that of the Gulf Coast’s refining facilities as well.
The 642-mile Wink to Webster Pipeline System transports more than one million barrels per day of crude oil and condensate from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast. The safe, reliable and efficient pipeline system will have origin points in Wink and Midland, Texas, and multiple destinations in the Houston market, including Webster and Baytown. The segment from Midland to Webster and a connection from Webster to Baytown, Texas, began commercial service in October 2020. Work is underway to complete the Wink-to-Midland segment and add additional connectivity to the system.
The Wink to Webster Pipeline System provides benefits to the communities along the route, state and nation. It will help maintain the competitiveness of crude oil production in West Texas, thereby contributing to the nation’s energy security. Made from American steel pipe, the pipeline system will contribute millions of tax dollars to Texas communities and reduces the need for using trucks on state roads.
Wink to Webster Pipeline LLC, a joint owner of the Wink to Webster Pipeline System, is a joint venture among affiliates of ExxonMobil; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.; MPLX LP; Delek US; Lotus Midstream, LLC; and Rattler Midstream LP. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company will operate the system on behalf of the owners.
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Plains All American Pipeline
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) is a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL). PAA owns an extensive network of pipeline gathering and transportation systems, in addition to terminalling, storage, processing, fractionation and other infrastructure assets serving key producing basins, transportation corridors and major market hubs and export outlets in the United States and Canada. On average, PAA handles more than 7 million barrels per day of crude oil and NGL. PAA is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.plains.com.
MPLX is a diversified, large-cap master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and logistics assets and provides fuels distribution services. MPLX’s assets include a network of crude oil and refined product pipelines; an inland marine business; light-product terminals; storage caverns; refinery tanks, docks, loading racks, and associated piping; and crude and light-product marine terminals. The company also owns crude oil and natural gas gathering systems and pipelines as well as natural gas and NGL processing and fractionation facilities in key U.S. supply basins. More information is available at www.MPLX.com.
Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing. The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.
The logistics operations consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL). Delek US Holdings, Inc., and its affiliates also own approximately 63 percent (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP. Delek Logistics Partners, LP is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets. The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 280 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.
Based in Sugar Land, Texas, Lotus Midstream is an independent energy company focused on the development of midstream infrastructure and services necessary to transport crude oil and condensate from the wellhead to market. Lotus owns the Centurion Pipeline System, a large-scale, integrated network of approximately 3,000 miles of crude oil gathering and transportation pipelines that extends from southeast New Mexico across the Permian Basin of West Texas to Cushing, Oklahoma. Lotus Midstream is backed by EnCap Flatrock Midstream. For more information please visit www.lotusmidstream.com.
Rattler Midstream LP
Rattler Midstream LP is a growth-oriented Delaware limited partnership formed in July 2018 by Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) to own, operate, develop and acquire midstream infrastructure assets in the Midland and Delaware Basins of the Permian Basin. Rattler provides crude oil, natural gas and water-related midstream services (including fresh water sourcing and transportation and saltwater gathering and disposal) to Diamondback under long-term, fixed-fee contracts. For more information, please visit www.rattlermidstream.com.