Pipeline transportation is generally considered the lowest cost method for shipping crude oil to other locations. Pipelines are used to move about two-thirds of the petroleum shipped in the United States. Logistics hubs like the Cushing Interchange provide storage and connections to other pipeline systems and to other modes of transportation, such as tankers, barges, railroads and trucks.
Blueknight Energy Partners owns and operates crude oil gathering and transportation systems in the Mid-Continent region of the United States.
Oklahoma Mainline System
The Oklahoma Mainline System is an 510-mile gathering and transportation network that gathers wellhead crude oil. The system transports the crude oil to our Cushing terminal, other storage facilities and local area refiners. The capacity is approximately 25,000 barrels a day.
Our Oklahoma Mainline System pipe measures from 4 inches to 20 inches in diameter.
Eagle North Pipeline System
This 200-mile, 6 and 8-inch pipeline originates in Cushing, Okla., and delivers to Valero's refinery in Ardmore, Okla. The capacity is approximately 20,000 barrels a day.