The Mid-South is important to growing America’s economy. The Byhalia Connection pipeline– a proposed crude oil pipeline system that will run nearly 45 miles from Memphis to Marshall County, Mississippi – will strengthen the region’s economic vitality and American energy independence. The Byhalia Connection pipeline system will connect two existing crude oil pipelines in the area:
Pipelines are the safest way to transport energy, and connecting these two pipelines increases the efficiency of crude oil transportation in the U.S. while helping secure American energy independence.
Byhalia Connection is owned by Byhalia Pipeline, LLC, a joint venture between Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (Plains) and Valero and will be constructed and operated by a subsidiary of Plains. Protecting the environment and being a good neighbor to residents in Memphis and northwest Mississippi is a top priority for Byhalia Pipeline.
Plains All American Pipeline
Plains is a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas. Plains owns an extensive network of pipeline transportation, terminalling, storage, and gathering assets in key crude oil and NGL producing basins and transportation corridors and at major market hubs in the United States and Canada. On average, Plains handles more than six million barrels per day of crude oil and NGL in its transportation segment. Plains is headquartered in Houston. More information is available at www.plainsallamerican.com.
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. Valero is a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, and it operates 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 14 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.73 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States (U.S.), Canada and the United Kingdom (U.K.), and the ethanol plants are located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. Valero also is a joint venture partner in Diamond Green Diesel, which operates a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana. Diamond Green Diesel is North America’s largest biomass-based diesel plant. Valero sells its products in the wholesale rack or bulk markets in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Latin America. Approximately 7,000 outlets carry Valero’s brand names. Please visit www.valero.com for more information.