Genscape detects Keystone Gulf Coast Pipeline construction advances

December 2013, Vol. 68 No. 12

The 36-inch diameter KGCP will flow 485 miles from Cushing, OK, to Nederland, TX. The line will have an initial capacity of 700,000 bpd with the option to expand to 830,000 bpd. Line fill for KGCP is approximately 3.2mn bbls. Genscape estimates it will take approximately 40-60 days to fill the line at near 54-81,000 bpd fill rate. The Keystone pipeline from Hardisty, AB, to Patoka, IL, took nearly 180 days to fill in 2010 at near 50,000 bpd fill rate. Line fill for Keystone to Patoka was approximately 9.2mn bbls.