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Phillips 66 Partners: The Clifton Ridge crude system

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Clifton Ridge crude system

As we saw in Part 2 of this series, Phillips 66 Partners’ (PSXP) Clifton Ridge crude system supports Phillips 66’s (PSX) Lake Charles refinery in Westlake, Louisiana.

The Clifton Ridge crude system is made up of the following pipelines:

  • Clifton Ridge to Lake Charles refinery pipeline – This is a crude oil pipeline that’s approximately ten miles long. It delivers crude oil from the Clifton Ridge terminal to the Lake Charles refinery. The pipeline has a total capacity of 300,000 barrels per day, or bpd.
  • Pecan Grove to Clifton Ridge pipeline – This is a crude oil pipeline that’s approximately 0.6 miles long. It delivers crude oil bi-directionally between the Pecan Grove terminal and the Clifton Ridge terminal. The pipeline has a total capacity of 84,000 bpd.
  • Shell to Clifton Ridge pipeline – This is a crude oil pipeline that’s also approximately 0.6 miles long. It delivers crude oil from the Shell Houston to the Houma crude oil pipeline to the Clifton Ridge terminal. The pipeline has a total capacity of 312,000 bpd.

The Clifton Ridge crude system is also made up of the following terminals:

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  • Clifton Ridge terminal – This terminal is located on the Calcasieu River, approximately ten miles from the Lake Charles refinery. The facility receives crude oil by pipeline, barge, tanker, and truck, and also stores crude oil in its storage tanks. The Clifton Ridge terminal also delivers crude oil to the Lake Charles refinery through the Clifton Ridge to Lake Charles refinery pipeline, mentioned above.
  • Pecan Grove terminal – This terminal is located adjacent to the Clifton Ridge terminal. The facility receives crude oil and lubricant-base stocks by barge. It delivers crude oil to the Lake Charles refinery through the Clifton Ridge terminal, and delivers lubricant-base stocks to Phillips 66’s lubricant-blending facility located adjacent to the terminal.

PSXP is a component of the Global X MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF (MLPX) and the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (EMLP). For its part, PSX is a component of the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) and the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE).

Continue reading about PSXP’s other assets in the following part of this series.

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