MPLX LP announced that it will extend its binding open season for the expansion of the SLC Core Pipeline System by two weeks. In response to feedback from potential shippers, MPLX is making modest revisions to its transportation service agreement under the open season process. The binding open season will be extended to Nov. 6, 2020, at 12 p.m. CST to allow potential shippers adequate time to review these revisions, and to provide additional time to finalize commitments.
The proposed SLC Core Pipeline System capacity expansion would provide shippers access to the Guernsey crude oil market hub and access to additional crude oil grades for refiners in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area. The expansion would provide incremental pipeline capacity of approximately 11,000 barrels per day (bpd), reinstating origin service from Fort Laramie, Wyoming. This expansion would bring total capacity on the SLC Core Pipeline to approximately 56,000 bpd, and is expected to begin service in the first quarter of 2022.
The SLC Core Pipeline System, owned by Tesoro Logistics Northwest Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of MPLX, is a common carrier system transporting crude oil from various points in Wyoming to Wahsatch Station, Utah, with a connection to a third-party pipeline at Wahsatch Station for further transportation to refineries in the Salt Lake City area, with approximate total delivery capacity of 45,000 bpd.
The binding open season began on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.