Pipeline transportation is generally considered the lowest cost method for shipping crude oil to other locations. Pipelines are used to move about two-thirds of the petroleum shipped in the United States. Logistics hubs like the Cushing Interchange provide storage and connections to other pipeline systems and to other modes of transportation, such as truck, railroad, barge and tanker ship.
Blueknight Energy Partners owns and operates crude oil gathering and transportation systems in the Mid-Continent region of the United States.
Our Mid-Continent system is a 655-mile gathering and transportation network which gathers and transports wellhead crude oil to our Cushing terminal, other storage facilities and local area refiners. Its total capacity is approximately 25,000 barrels per day, with pipeline measuring from 4 to 20 inches in diameter.