The 82-mile pipeline system from McMullen County to Corpus Christi will include the conversion of existing Energy Transfer natural gas pipelines to liquids service and have the capacity to transport approximately 100,000 barrels of crude oil and condensate per day.

The South Texas pipeline system is expected to be operational in the next nine to 12 months.

Trafigura North America oil director Jeff Kopp said,"This pipeline combined with our deep-water terminal enables Trafigura to offer a complete solution to producers who seek to take Eagle Ford to the broader market."

"This is another example of how we are continuing to expand our investment in Corpus Christi to provide producers with the maximum amount of flexibility," added Kopp.

To complement the existing multi-modal transportation system capabilities of its Corpus Christi terminal, Trafigura is building a second deep-water dock with an overall length of 850 ft and a 45 foot draft which will also be capable of loading an Aframax vessel.