NGL Energy Partners commences line fill for Grand Mesa pipeline
NGL Energy Partners LP announced that its subsidiary, Grand Mesa Pipeline, has commenced line fill for its newly-constructed crude oil pipeline system from Weld County, Colorado to Cushing, Oklahoma. The pipeline is on schedule to be in commercial service on November 1, 2016. Construction of the Lucerne and Riverside origin stations in Colorado and the connection to the mainline pipeline is complete and expected to be approximately $18M under budget. The Grand Mesa Pipeline system includes an undivided joint ownership interest with Saddlehorn Pipeline Company, LLC in a newly constructed 20-inch crude oil transportation pipeline. The initial capacity of the pipeline is 340,000 barrels per day, of which Grand Mesa owns 150,000 barrels per day. The Saddlehorn portion of the pipeline became operational in August 2016. Additionally, NGL wholly owns the pipeline from its origin points into the mainline, multiple truck injection bays, over one million barrels of operational storage, and two collection points located near Lucerne and Kersey in Weld County, Colorado. Grand Mesa delivers crude oil to the destination point at NGL's 4.6M barrel storage terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma.