Gray Oak Pipeline

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A recent study noted that if Texas were a country, it would be the world’s third largest oil producer. That achievement is largely driven by the oil-rich area of West Texas and New Mexico known as the Permian Basin. Because of a lack of pipelines, moving the oil from the Permian presents transportation challenges. Supplies are often bottlenecked and can’t get to the industries or consumers who depend on it.

Part of the solution to the problem will be the Gray Oak Pipeline, an 850-mile pipeline stretching from the Permian to Corpus Christi on the Gulf Coast. It will also connect to market centers in Sweeny and Freeport, Texas. The pipeline will create a reliable, safe access to crude oil from the region, spur continued production in the Permian Basin, and bring more growth to the state’s energy industry and the overall economy.

Gray Oak will help new energy being found and produced in Texas get to refineries, manufacturers and, ultimately, consumers. It’s expected to be in service by the end of 2019. Stay tuned for progress updates in the months ahead.

Source: HSBC report.

Key Facts 

  • The planned route was carefully chosen to minimize the impact on the environment, wildlife and cultural resources, including the use of existing pipeline routes and the avoidance of sensitive areas.
  • Pipelines are the most environmentally safe and efficient means of transporting oil and gas products that fuel our everyday life and economy. The Gray Oak project will reduce truck, rail and barge crude oil transportation, which will increase the overall safety to the public and the environment.
  • Gray Oak Pipeline will create more than 3,000 construction jobs and 30 full-time jobs, economic activity along the route and property tax revenue for local governments.
  • The pipeline will provide long-term economic benefits, including greater access to a secure and reliable source of U.S. oil, which will contribute to the economic vitality of the state and improve the global competitiveness of the refining industry in Texas.
  • Operational, economic, social and environmental sustainability is at the heart of how Phillips 66 provides energy and improves lives. For more information, click here.

About the Project

Gray Oak will be a new pipeline, built and operated by Phillips 66, spanning from the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford production centers to the Gulf Coast. The pipeline will create reliable access to crude oil in the region, bringing more growth to the Texas energy industry.

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Please contact us if you have questions about anticipated Gray Oak Pipeline plans in your community. We are working to keep you informed.

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