Epic Midstream

EPIC Midstream was formed in 2017 to build, own and operate midstream infrastructure in both the Permian and Eagle Basins. EPIC operates the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline and the EPIC NGL Pipeline that span approximately 700-miles servicing the Delaware, Midland Basins and Eagle Ford Shale.

EPIC Crude Holdings first built the pipeline in 2017 to stretch 700 miles from the Permian Basin in southeast New Mexico and West Texas to the coast in southeast Texas.

The 30-inch line extends from Orla, Texas in the Permian to the Port of Corpus Christi, serving operators in the Permian’s Delaware and Midland sub-basins and the Eagle Ford Basin in southern Texas.

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The pipeline has a capacity of 600,000 barrels per day, and storage of 7.5 million barrels throughout its network of terminals throughout Texas in Orla, Pecos, Crane, Wink, Midland, Hobson and Gardendale.

EPIC Chief Executive Officer Brian Freed said the system was intended and continue to take advantage of heavy ongoing growth in Permian Basin oil production.

“Our crude volume throughput proves EPIC’s strategic importance for customers to provide safe and reliable crude oil transport out of the Delaware, Midland and Eagle Ford basins into the Corpus Christi market,” Freed said.

“We have strategically positioned ourselves to take advantage of the growth we are seeing in the Permian basin and the Corpus Christi premium export markets.”

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EPIC operates the EPIC Crude Pipeline, a 700-mile crude oil pipeline that extends from Orla, Texas to Corpus Christi, Texas and services the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale. The pipeline has an initial capacity of 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) and has a maximum capacity of 1,000,000 bpd, as well as total operational storage of approximately 7,500,000 bpd. The pipeline connects to EPIC’s West Dock, which is capable of loading Aframax vessels, as well as alternate delivery points on Refinery Row, Midway / Taft and Ingleside in Corpus Christi, Texas.


EPIC operates the EPIC Y-Grade Pipeline, a 700-mile, 24” natural gas liquids pipeline linking NGL reserves in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale to Gulf Coast refiners, petrochemical companies and export markets along the Texas Gulf Coast. In addition EPIC operates a 180,000 barrels per day fractionation facility located at the terminus of the pipeline in Robstown, Texas. EPIC is able to expand its fractionation facility through the addition of fractionation trains.

The Y-Grade Pipeline currently connects to 170,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity at the terminus of the pipeline in Robstown, Texas. An additional 110,000 bpd of fractionation capacity will be added at the Robstown site in the future.


The EPIC Marine Terminal, owned by EPIC Crude Terminal Company, L.P., is located on the Inner Harbor of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The Marine Terminal currently consists of the EPIC West Dock facility. The West Dock is the former International Grain Port Terminal, which EPIC has re-purposed to enable it to export crude oil. Its design supports the loading of vessels including Aframax tankers. The EPIC West Dock loaded its first tanker in December 2019.

To obtain the most recent publication of the EPIC Marine Terminal Rules and Regulations, please click here (Latest Revision: April 7, 2022)

EPIC Crude is backed by capital commitments from funds managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) as well as additional equity ownership by Chevron Corporation (NYSE:  CVX), Kinetik (NASDAQ: KNTK) and Rattler Midstream LP (NASDAQ: RTLR). 

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