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Maintaining a Pipeline

We operate our assets responsibly and are dedicated to protecting the health, safety and environment of the communities in which we operate. We continually look for ways to enhance our safety performance, reduce our environmental impact and improve our relationship with those who live and work near our assets.

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Click this map for greater detail of offshore and onshore crude systems operated by Shell Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico region.
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Click this map for greater detail of offshore and onshore crude systems operated by Shell Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Sugarland St. James Terminal

A trusted partner for safe, dependable and cost-effective product transportation from origination to destination, Shell is your market connection.

Comprehensive services in a key supply corridor

Located in St. James, Louisiana, in a major strategic supply corridor for domestic and foreign crude oil and just 160 miles upstream from the mouth of the Mississippi, the Sugarland St. James facility offers outstanding access to Midwest and Baton Rouge refineries.

St. James can be safely and reliably accessed via various pipeline connections, ship or barge.

Your resource for reliable, cost-effective transportation services The Sugarland St. James facility is part of an integrated network that provides unequaled access to key supply basins and markets in North America.

No transportation provider offers the coverage that we can, thanks to our tailored services and vast network of trunk lines, distribution systems, interconnects and terminals. We have a proven track record of operating excellence and high utilization rates.

A trusted partner for safe, dependable and cost-effective product transportation from origination to destination, Shell is your market connection.

Lockport, IL Terminal

Located southwest of Chicago, the Lockport, IL facility is strategic to this market place for storage of Canadian crude with inbound pipeline service from the Enbridge IPL 34” Pipeline. 

World-class facility with growing flexibility

The facility is the origination point for outbound movements to the Mustang 18” and the Westshore 12” pipeline systems, which deliver Canadian crude to several area refineries as well as Patoka, IL distribution hubs.

A number of additional pipeline connection possibilities exist and are currently being pursued.

Terminal facilities

  • 16 tanks with a nominal capacity of 2.0 million barrels, ranging from 60,000 to 180,000 barrels.
  • The incoming stream from Enbridge delivers product to Lockport Terminal at approximately 30,000 bph.
  • Outbound movements are originated from Lockport Terminal at up to 5,000 bph.  Redundant pumps for each outbound movement are installed for increased reliability.
  • Dedicated metering and manifolds for each outbound movement eliminates conflicts and provides terminal flexibility.
  • 127 acre facility with room for additional tankage and approval from Lockport City Council for such expansion.

Houston to Houma Pipeline

In response to strong shipper demand, Shell completed a flow reversal of Ho-Ho (formerly Houma-to-Houston Pipeline) in December 2013.

Ho-Ho now runs from Houston, Texas, to market hubs in St. James and Clovelly, Louisiana, providing US Gulf Coast refineries and terminals with pipeline access to additional sources of growing light crude oil production arriving in the Houston market from the Eagle Ford shale, Permian Basin, and Bakken shale.

The pipeline has been renamed Houston-to-Houma (Ho-Ho) to reflect the current flow route.  Phases 3 and 4 of the project will add pump stations to increase capacity of the Texas to Louisiana pipeline segments (20" and 22") to approximately 250,000 bpd and 360,000 bpd of crude oil, respectively. These capacities assume a medium crude type and standard batching.

California, San Pablo Bay Pipeline Company

Located in the heart of San Joaquin Valley, the San Pablo Bay Pipeline Company maintains over 400 active miles of heated common carrier pipeline moving Heavy (SJVH) and Light (SJVL) barrels northbound to the San Francisco Bay refineries.

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