November 14, 2017 | San Antonio, TX

Y Grade Pipeline will link producers’ NGL reserves in the Permian and Eagle Ford Basins to Corpus Christi.

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SAN ANTONIO, November 14, 2017 – Construction has begun on the first phase of the EPIC NGL Pipeline project. The 650-mile EPIC NGL Pipeline runs from Southeast New Mexico to Corpus Christi. When complete in early 2019, the EPIC NGL Pipeline will have throughput capacity of at least 375,000 barrels per day with multiple origin points in the Delaware and Midland Basins.

Destinations include interconnects near Orla, Benedum and Corpus Christi, Texas, where EPIC’s affiliate plans to build a fractionation complex to accommodate the pipeline’s volume. In addition to the fractionator, EPIC will be building purity pipeline systems, including an ethane system which in the first phase will span the upper Gulf Coast into the Markham area for the 1st phase.

“The EPIC Y Grade Pipeline provides an efficient solution to shippers’ NGL marketing and transportation needs”, says Justin Gordon, EPIC’S Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. “Our pipeline will be an NGL “Superhighway” providing customers’ volumes from the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi and will better serve the growing needs of the petrochemical and refining sectors along the U.S. Gulf Coast.”

EPIC plans to have the initial phase of the pipeline in-service in early 2018. As mentioned in September, BP has signed on as the anchor shipper and a capital commitment was secured from funds managed by ARES Management, L.P.

The EPIC NGL Pipeline will run side-by-side through Texas with the previously announced EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline for most of the route.

About EPIC Y Grade Pipeline

EPIC Y Grade Pipeline, LP (“EPIC”) was formed in 2017 to own and operate an NGL pipeline system between west Texas and the Gulf Coast. EPIC’s predecessors, TexStar Midstream Logistics, LP and TexStar Midstream Services, LP, owned and operated oil and gas midstream infrastructure throughout south Texas including crude oil and gas gathering systems, trunklines, treating and processing plants as well as an integrated NGL system with 120 miles of trunklines and a purpose-built fractionator near Corpus Christi. For more information, visit

Further Information

Bruce Kates, EPIC’s Corporate Communications Director


Phone: 210.446.1056


The EPIC NGL Pipeline is a 650-mile natural gas liquids pipeline linking NGL reserves in the Permian and Eagle Ford to gulf coast refiners, petrochemical companies, and export markets. By providing producers with new options for takeaway and downstream players with an alternative source of feedstocks, the NGL Pipeline is the first of many projects EPIC is developing to drive growth throughout Texas and New Mexico. The initial capacity of the line will be a minimum of 220,000 barrels per day, with plans to build multiple 100,000 barrel per day fractionators in the Corpus Christi area. With ROW acquisition and construction already begun alongside its sister project, EPIC Crude, the EPIC NGL Pipeline’s initial phase will be in-service in early 2018 and fully complete in 2019.


The EPIC Crude Pipeline is a 700-mile crude oil pipeline providing an initial 550,000 barrels per day of capacity from the Permian and Eagle Ford Basins to both refining and export markets in and around Corpus Christi. Nearly 3 years in the making, the EPIC Crude Pipeline intends to upend the industry by providing upstream producers and marketers with a takeaway solution that sports customer-friendly contract terms. Nearing completion of its first open season, work on the EPIC Crude Pipeline has already begun alongside the EPIC NGL Pipeline. Check back soon for more news on current and potential future open seasons.