The Diamond Pipeline is an oil pipeline system planned to run from Cushing, Oklahoma all the way through the state of Arkansas to Memphis, Tennessee. Diamond pipeline will cross approximately 500 bodies of water including streams and rivers. The pipeline will also cross approximately 11 drinking water sources. Diamond Pipeline LLC is a joint venture between Houston, Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline and San Antonio, Texas-based Valero. Valero owns the general partner of Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP), a midstream master limited partnership. Approximately 7,400 outlets carry the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, and Beacon brands in the United States and the Caribbean; Ultramar in Canada; and Texaco in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Estimated cost of the Diamond pipeline is about $900 million. The current project design consists of approximately 440 miles of 20-inch pipeline capable of transporting up to 200,000 barrels of oil per day.
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