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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:

  • The Diamond Pipeline, which provides the Valero Memphis Refinery with crude oil to produce gasoline and jet fuels used by people in eight states throughout this region, including Tennessee and Mississippi
  • The Capline Pipeline, which runs between central Illinois and the U.S. Gulf Coast

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, an entity that is part of a joint venture between a subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (Plains) and a subsidiary of 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.

  • Safety is our top priority and underscores every decision we make during planning, design, construction and operation of the Byhalia Connection pipeline.
  • The Byhalia Connection route was developed to minimize impact to the environment, cultural sites, landowners and communities during construction and once the line is in service. The proposed route parallels existing pipeline and utility corridors where practical to reduce its footprint. The final route will reflect feedback from landowners, public officials, regulatory agencies and other affected stakeholders.
  • Where a new pipeline path is needed, we will strive to limit impact to the land and local communities.
  • As a federally regulated interstate pipeline, this pipeline system is subject to rigorous standards. During construction, we will meet—or exceed — applicable regulations.


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


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 for more information.

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We are committed to designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the pipeline system in a safe and reliable manner.


We strive to be good neighbors in the communities in which we operate.


We are working to building long-term, trusting relationships with you and your families based on openness and respect.