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Shell Says Westward Ho Pipeline On Hold

OCT. 1, 2014. (Reuters) — Royal Dutch Shell has put its 300,000 bbls per day Louisiana-to-Texas Westward Ho crude oil pipeline project on hold to focus on securing more shipper commitments, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The pipeline had been scheduled to start up in 2015, but the company advised customers, contractors and others of its decision to pause construction.

“Shell Pipeline believes there will be a need for additional crude transportation capacity along the route of the Westward Ho pipeline in the near future and will continue to review the project to ensure it is designed to provide the best value for Shell and our customers,” the company said.

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