Project Description

Location:   McCamey, Texas
Client: Plains All American Pipeline
Construction Cost: $350,000,000
Project Size: 310 Miles of Pipeline
Year Commissioned:   2015

Plains All American (PAA) Pipeline constructed the Cactus Pipeline, a new 310-mile, 20-inch crude oil pipeline from McCamey to Gardendale, Texas. The pipeline transports both sweet and sour crude oil from the Permian Basin to the PAA/Enterprise Products Partners Eagle Ford Joint Venture (Eagle Ford JV) Pipeline. The Eagle Ford JV Pipeline directly serves the Three Rivers and Corpus Christi markets and can supply the Houston-area market through a connection to the Enterprise South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline. Crude oil delivered on Cactus has access to rail loading capacity at PAA’s Gardendale station and access to the Eagle Ford JV barge dock facility in the Corpus Christi area. The Cactus Pipeline has an initial capacity of approximately 200,000 barrels-per-day and can be increased as demand warrants.

RRC was involved in a variety of aspects of this project’s development, including geotechnical engineering, structural observation, construction materials testing, concrete, and soil testing for quality control and project management.