Cochin Pipeline System

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Cochin Pipeline System is an oil pipeline in Canada.[1]


The pipeline runs from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, to Windsor, Ontario in Canada, crossing three provinces in Canada and seven US states.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Kinder Morgan[1]
  • Current capacity: 95,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 3,057 kilometers (1,900 miles)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1979


Kinder Morgan’s Cochin pipeline system consists of a 3,057 kilometer (1,900-mile), 12-inch diameter multi-product oil pipeline which spans from Windsor, Ontario to Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta in Canada. The pipeline dips down into North Dakota and crosses seven US states, as well as three provinces in Canada. The pipeline has a capacity of 95,000 barrels per day, and is owned and operated by Kinder Morgan. As of 2014, the pipeline is moving light condensate oil westbound from a new Kinder Morgan Cochin terminal in Kankakee County, Illinois, to existing terminal facilities near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada." The pipeline links up with the Explorer Oil Pipeline that runs from Port Arthur, Texas, at the Cochin terminal.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cochin Pipeline System, Kinder Morgan, accessed September 2017

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