Diamondback

Diamondback is a diluent pipeline consisting of approximately 44 miles of pipeline and related assets with a capacity of approximately 135 kbpd transporting diluent from BP’s Black Oak Junction in Gary, Indiana to a third-party owned pipeline in Manhattan, Illinois. Diluent is required to enable transportation of Canadian heavy crude. To process heavy crude locally would require expensive upgraders to be built in Canada and product lines to distant product markets. The diluent is ultimately transported to Alberta, Canada to be used as a blending agent in the transportation of Canadian heavy crude oil. Black Oak Junction receives diluent from BP’s Whiting Refinery as well as from Gulf Coast and other Midcontinent supply hubs, Midwest producers and refineries. Diamondback is the primary logistics outlet for diluent from BP’s Whiting Refinery

  • BPMP owns a 100% interest in Diamondback
    • ~42 miles of 16-inch pipeline and related assets 
    • Capacity of 135 kbpd (line converted 2009)
  • Transports diluent received from a third-party-owned pipeline at Black Oak Junction in Gary, IN to a third-party-owned pipeline in Manhattan, IL
    • Primary pipeline outlet for diluent from BP’s Whiting Refinery
    • The diluent is ultimately transported to Alberta, Canada to be used as a blending agent in the transportation of Canadian heavy crude oil