Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. will increase its crude oil pipeline transportation capacity by about 25 percent in January, 2010.
Flint Hills Resources to process additional supplies of Eagle Ford production
WICHITA, Kan. – Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. will increase its crude oil pipeline transportation capacity by about 25 percent in January, 2010.
“With the expanded activity in the Eagle Ford production formation, we will be able to transport more domestically produced crude oil and gas condensates to our customer, Flint Hills Resources,” said Kim Penner, president of Koch Pipeline. “We are well- positioned to build upon this system to help meet the needs of the producers in this new production area.”
“This Koch Pipeline expansion fits well with Flint Hills Resources’ plan to run more domestic crude at our Corpus Christi refinery,” says Brad Urban, senior vice president of supply and trading for Flint Hills.
Koch Pipeline has about 540 miles of active crude oil transportation lines in these Texas counties: Fayette, Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Wilson, Karnes, Bee, Refugio, Victoria, Calhoun, San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, Jim Wells, Brooks and Starr. In addition, the company has ongoing relations with other crude distribution systems that further its ability to provide services in this growing production area.
“We have plans to further grow our system’s capacity as needed to meet new production increases,” Penner said.
Koch Pipeline currently operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids and chemicals.
Named one of America’s Safest Companies in 2008, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. has earned numerous local, state and national level awards for its safe work performance. In addition, its Texas division was only the fourth pipeline group to earn U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration Voluntary Protection Programs Star status. Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Learn more at www.kochpipeline.com.