Centurion Oil Pipeline

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This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor and the Center for Media and Democracy.

Centurion Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline originates in southeastern New Mexico and terminates in Cushing, Oklahoma. It has several laterals that extend to Crane, Texas, McCamey, Texas, and Colorado City, Texas.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Occidental Petroleum[1]
  • Current capacity: 350,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 2,900 miles (system wide)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2004


Centurion pipeline system is operated by Centurion Pipeline LP, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation and an oil fixed-fee per barrel tariff common carrier pipeline operator. The Centurion pipeline system consists of approximately 2,900 miles of pipeline, spanning southeast New Mexico across the Permian Basin of southwest Texas to Cushing, Oklahoma.[2]


Workers prepare to transport a containment boom to the site of a burst oil pipeline. Photo courtesy of The Edmond Sun, http://bit.ly/2fM2AIf.

In October 2011, Centurion Pipeline shut down the pipeline for several days after a ditch digger hit the pipeline in Edmond, Oklahoma.[3]

In December 2014, approximately 20 barrels were unintentionally spilled when corrosion failure produced a leak.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Centurion Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. About Centurion Pipeline L.P., Centurion Pipeline, accessed October 2017
  3. Centurion Pipeline says crude line restarted after leak, Reuters, 10 Oct. 2011
  4. Mapping 7 million gallons of crude oil spills, High Country News, 15 Jun. 2015

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