EPIC Midstream said it will temporarily convert the multibillion-dollar natural gas liquids pipeline it is building in Texas to crude oil service in order to help alleviate the pipeline shortage in West Texas’ booming Permian Basin. San Antonio-based EPIC plans to bring its 730-mile NGL pipeline online in the third quarter of 2019 and the pipeline will deliver crude oil at least until January 2020 when its adjacent crude oil pipeline system is projected to start up. Recommended Video The Permian is producing record volumes and there are pipeline shortages for oil, NGLs and natural gas. But the most dire bottleneck is for the delivery of crude oil, which is the highest-priced fossil fuel. There’s a race to build bevy of new pipelines from the Permian to refining and port hubs near Houston and Corpus Christi, but most of these projects aren’t coming online until mid-2019 or later. In […]