Eugene Island 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.

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


The pipeline runs from the Gulf of Mexico to Gibson, Louisiana.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron-Texaco, ConocoPhillips, Genesis Energy [1]
  • Current capacity: 200,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 295 kilometres (183 miles)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year:


The Eugene Island Pipeline System is a 183-mile network of crude oil pipelines, the main pipeline of which is 20 inches in diameter, with capacity to deliver approximately 200,000 barrels per day of crude from oil fields in the central Gulf of Mexico to Shell’s Houma Terminal.[1]

Oil spill

On July 25, 2009, the pipeline leaked approximately 63,000 gallons of oil, 33 miles offshore and 60 miles southwest of Houma, Louisiana.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eugene Island Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. "Unified Command Managing Response to Gulf Oil release," Incident News, July 29, 2009

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