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Houma-To-Houston Reversal Project

Shell Pipeline Begins Binding Open Season For The Houma-To-Houston Reversal Project

Shell Pipeline today announced the start of a binding Open Season period for firm capacity on the Houma-to-Houston pipeline system reversal project (“Ho-Ho Reversal”).

Shell Pipeline’s Ho-Ho Reversal project will provide pipeline access to additional crudes across the 300 miles of the US Gulf of Mexico refining complex.  Those crudes include the domestic crude oil production increases in Texas and the mid-continent including the Barnett, Eagle Ford, and Bakken shale plays, as well as the growing crude supplies in the Cushing, OK area.  Additionally, the Ho-Ho Reversal project would complement the new pipeline infrastructure that is currently being built to the Houston area. 

Shell Pipeline’s project would reverse the existing Ho-Ho service to connect the Houston and Port Arthur, TX markets with the Louisiana markets.  The Ho-Ho Reversal could enable the distribution of approximately 300,000 bbls per day of crude across the region depending upon crudes types shipped.

During the forty-five (45) day binding Open Season period, which begins March 7 at 9:00AM CST, and continues until April 20 at 5:00PM CDT, interested shippers will have an opportunity to submit a binding bid for firm capacity on the Ho-Ho Reversal. 

Subject to customer commitments and regulatory approval, the Ho-Ho Reversal is expected to begin service in early 2013. 

About Shell Pipeline Company LP:  For more than 80 years, Shell Pipeline Company LP has helped meet America’s energy needs. We transport more than 2 billion barrels of crude oil and refined products annually through thousands of miles of pipelines located in seven states.

We carry more than 50 different kinds of crude oil and more than 20 different grades of gasoline, as well as diesel fuel, jet fuel, chemicals, ethylene and natural gas liquids – products that are fundamental to the American way of life.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell Oil Products US, a unit of Shell Oil Company, we’re part of one of the world’s leading energy companies, which has been a prominent participant in America’s energy industry for a century. With our integrated network of trunk lines, distribution systems, interconnects and terminals, we operate safely, efficiently and dependably – key factors in keeping the commodities we carry more affordable for the people who count on them.

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