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List of oil pipelines

Crude oil contains varying amounts of paraffin wax and in colder climates wax buildup may occur within a pipeline. Often these pipelines are inspected and cleaned using pigging, the practice of using devices known as "pigs" to perform various maintenance operations on a pipeline. The devices are also known as "scrapers" or "Go-devils". "Smart pigs" (also known as "intelligent" or "intelligence" pigs) are used to detect anomalies in the pipe such as dents, metal loss caused by corrosion, cracking or other mechanical damage. These devices are launched from pig-launcher stations and travel through the pipeline to be received at any other station down-stream, either cleaning wax deposits and material that may have accumulated inside the line or inspecting and recording the condition of the line.

List of oil pipelines

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This is a list of oil pipelines.






Oil pipelines in Europe (2007)

North America[edit]


United States[edit]

Other pipelines[edit]

  • Sand Hills Pipeline: This pipeline is being developed by DCP Midstream. It will extend for 700 miles from West to East Texas and have an initial capacity of approximately 120,000 barrels per day.[1] The first segment of the pipeline opened in October 2012.[2]
  • Pecos River Pipeline: Developed by Bridger Group and Advantage Pipeline, the Pecos River Pipeline will provide a link from the Delaware Basin to the Gulf Coast. The pipeline will run from the Pecos, Texas, to Crane, Texas, where it will connect to the Longhorn Pipeline. The Pecos River Pipeline will have an initial capacity of 150,000 barrels per day.[3]
  • Sterling III Pipeline: Under development from Oneok Partners, the Sterling III Pipeline will extend from parts of Texas and Oklahoma in the Mid-Continent region to the Gulf Coast, and have a capacity of approximately 193,000 barrels per day.[4]
  • ATEX Express: Enterprise Products Partners is developing the 1,230-mile ATEX Express pipeline to transport ethane from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio to the Gulf Coast.[5]

Latin America[edit]



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