Cameron Highway Oil Pipeline

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Cameron Highway Oil Pipeline is a deepwater crude oil pipeline system that transports production in the Gulf of Mexico to refineries in Texas.[1] It is the longest offshore oil pipeline in the United States.[2]


The pipeline originates in the Gulf Coast waters (off Texas and Louisiana), and terminates in Texas City, Texas.

More specifically, the system originates at the Ship Shoal 332 A/B Hub as a 30" diameter pipeline, traverses the GB 72 platform, and divides into two, 24-inch diameter pipelines at the High Island A5-C platform.[1] The two 24-inch pipeline segments terminate in Texas City, Texas, and Port Arthur, Texas, respectively.</ref>

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Project Details

  • Owner: Genesis Energy
  • Current capacity: 600,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 380 mi
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2003


The Cameron Highway oil pipeline system consists of a 380-mile, 24-inch and 30-inch diameter oil pipeline that extends along the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico and delivers crude oil from major deepwater oil fields to markets on the Texas Gulf Coast.[1] It was first announced in 2002.

As of 2017, it had "dedications from the Holstein, Mad Dog, Atlantis, K2, Constitution and Ticonderoga fields, all of which are located in the deepwater Green Canyon area offshore Louisiana."[1]

In August 2017, the Cameron Highway oil pipeline system went offline due to Hurricane Harvey.[3]

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