Express System Facts
Platte System Facts
The Express-Platte Pipeline System is one of three critical pipelines that transport crude oil from Western Canada to the United States. Express-Platte is comprised of the Express and the Platte crude oil pipelines. This 1,700- mile (2,700-km) integrated oil transportation network connects Canadian and U.S. producers to refiners in the Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions of the United States. In addition, the system includes 44 storage tanks with a total capacity of 4.8 million barrels (MMBbls), and 38 pump stations to boost the flow of oil.
The Express pipeline receives a variety of light, medium and heavy crude oil produced in Western Canada at Hardisty, Alberta, a rapidly growing Canadian oil hub, and transports it to refiners in the U.S. Rocky Mountain states. The Express pipeline interconnects with the Platte pipeline at Casper, Wyoming. Accompanying facilities include 10 storage tanks (1.4 MMBbls total capacity) that provide flexibility on shipment timing and product mix. Flow through the pipeline is boosted by 19 pump stations with 156,000 horsepower.
The 932-mile Platte pipeline transports up to 164,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from Casper, Wyoming, to Guernsey, Wyoming, and 145,000 bpd from Guernsey to Wood River, Illinois. The pipeline brings crude oil predominantly from the Bakken and Western Canada to refiners in the Midwest, and is accompanied by 34 storage tanks (3.4 MMBbls total capacity) that provide flexibility on shipment timing and product mix. Flow through the pipeline is boosted by 19 pump stations with 64,000 horsepower.