The proposed new pipeline will have an initial capacity of 120,000 barrels per day with future expansion capability of more than 200,000 barrels per day.

The project, in the northern Eagle Ford trend, should be complete in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The expansion will include pump and truck receipt stations and tanks a new station likely near Helena will connect into Koch Pipeline’s existing crude system in Pettus and Refugio.

Koch Pipeline currently is building a line to expand delivery capability to Flint Hills Resources’ Ingleside waterborne terminal.

In addition, Koch Pipeline leased 30,000 barrels of capacity from NuStar Logistics on a line from Pettus to Corpus Christi.

The company said that the approval for the pipeline expansion is expected by the year end.