Plains All American Pipeline LP’s 670,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Cactus II oil pipeline system from the Permian Basin to the Corpus Christi, Texas area will commence line fill within a week, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Line fill refers to the process of filling oil in a new pipeline before commercial deliveries can begin. Plains did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The pipeline operator said this month the Cactus II project is progressing on schedule for initial service by the end of the third quarter of 2019. “We have over 90% of the pipe in the ground and we’re working diligently toward completion,” a company executive said during its investor day about two weeks ago. Once line fill is complete, commodities merchant Trafigura, one of the largest shippers on the line, will be shipping full contractual volumes, the […]