Thursday, September 22, 2011
Shell Pipeline considering expanded pipeline system
HOUSTON, Texas - Shell Pipeline Co. LP is considering building a new Westward Ho pipeline segment to move crude from St. James, La., to the Golden Triangle area of Texas.
Shell Pipeline's continued investment in Westward Ho will largely depend upon a favorable response to the Shell Pipeline's Houma-to-Houston (Ho-Ho) pipeline reversal solicitation of interest that closes Oct. 17.
Shell Pipeline's Westward Ho pipeline would create an additional market outlet for the anticipated increase in domestic crude oil production from the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. For U.S. Gulf of Mexico refiners, the project would enhance access to both the domestic production and the foreign crudes available at St. James, La. Further, the Westward Ho Pipeline project would complement the new storage and logistics infrastructure that is currently being built in the St. James and Clovelly, La., areas.