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Bridger, Advantage to build new Texas crude oil pipeline

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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 company said.

The line will connect with Midland, Texas-based Advantage’s 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.

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