Magellan announced it was assessing customer interest in 12-inch diameter pipeline that could carry 75,000 barrels of refined petroleum products to Little Rock, Arkansas.
The company said the proposed pipeline would provide the regional market with refined products from the Midwest and Gulf Coast refineries.
Bruce Heine, a company spokesman, said the pipeline will fill a gap in the regional refined products market. Most of the petroleum products delivered to the region are trucked into the Little Rock area.
Regional broadcaster KATV, Little Rock, reported Tuesday the potential pipeline could run very near to Mayflower, Ark. The March rupture of the Pegasus pipeline, operated by ExxonMobil Pipeline Co., spilled 5,000 barrels in the community in March.
"I can't speak for Exxon but I can speak for Magellan and we're a common-carrier pipeline company that spends a tremendous amount of our resources on keeping our pipelines safe throughout all of the communities we operate in," Heine told KATV.
Interested customers need to submit binding commitments to Magellan by Oct. 16.
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