Delaware Connector Pipeline
To support increasing crude oil production from the Permian Basin and enhance integration with Gulf Coast refining assets, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company’s Delaware Connector Pipeline—a 65-mile common carrier pipeline—will deliver Permian Basin crude oil and condensate from Southeast New Mexico to its terminal in Wink, Texas. In Texas, our team has now completed welding activities and placing pipeline in the ground.
ExxonMobil Pipeline Company operates more than 4,000 miles of pipelines across the United States, providing shippers with transportation services that are safe, reliable and environmentally responsible.
About the project
We are committed to being a safe and responsible neighbor in the communities in which we operate. We carefully consider many community factors to determine a pipeline route, and, where possible, will use existing utility and pipeline corridors and avoid population centers, environmentally sensitive or culturally significant areas. And, regulatory permits for the new Delaware Connector common carrier pipeline require that we assess and consider landowner, environmental and cultural site sensitivities in pipeline route development. Consequently, the pipeline route deviates from a shorter, more direct path to utilize existing utility corridors and minimize inconvenience to landowners, disturbances to the environment and identified culturally sensitive areas.
The project fact sheet is available here.
Information on pipeline construction is available here.
A short video on how we confirm the location of existing pipelines and underground utilities can be found here.
ExxonMobil Pipeline Company will openly communicate with property owners throughout the permitting and construction process. We are committed to engaging with all community members to answer questions and quickly address concerns.
We appreciate the patience of our neighbors and others within the community as we work to enhance the reliability of our operations.
Safety is our top priority
Safety is a core value at ExxonMobil Pipeline Company. Process safety – thoughtful, proactive risk management actions and safeguards – is one of the most important things we do. We strive for an incident-free workplace and a culture that supports our clear and simple objective: Nobody Gets Hurt. This extends to our neighbors and those who live and work near our pipelines and facilities.
Numerous inspections are conducted during our work to verify the integrity of the new pipe before it is placed into service. Once a pipeline is operational, inspections are conducted on a regular basis for the life of the pipe as determined by federal regulations.
We believe in doing the right thing, the right way, every time. Information on how we maintain safe pipelines is available here.