CHICAGO Bridger Logistics
LLC plans to work with Advantage Pipeline LLC to construct a
crude oil pipeline that is expected to boost shipping capacity
to the Gulf Coast.
The Pecos River Pipeline Project
would consist of 75 miles of trunk line, as well as lateral
extensions, gathering stations and truck-offloading facilities,
Dallas-based Bridger said.
The pipeline is slated to run
from the Delaware Basin near Pecos, Texas, to Crane, Texas. It
is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2013, the
The line will connect with
Midland, Texas-based Advantages Longhorn Pipeline and
should allow users to move oil to both the Midland and Gulf
Coast markets, Bridger said.
Once complete, the project will
be the first to allow customers to ship oil from the Delaware
Basin directly to Crane, the company said.
"The Pecos River Pipeline
Project further advantages and expands our ability to provide
our logistics customers greater access to premium markets on
the Gulf Coast," Bridger chairman and chief executive officer
James Ballengee said in a statement Wednesday.