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Holly Energy Partners and Plains All American Announce Cushing Connect Joint Venture

Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American Pipeline in connection with a 50/50 joint venture, Cushing Connect Pipeline & Terminal LLC, with Holly Energy Partners, L.P., for (i) the development and construction of a new 160,000 barrel per day common carrier crude oil pipeline that will connect the Cushing, Oklahoma crude oil hub to the Tulsa, Oklahoma refining complex owned by a subsidiary of HollyFrontier Corporation and (ii) the ownership and operation of 1.5 million barrels of crude oil storage in Cushing, Oklahoma.

The V&E corporate team was led by partner Doug Bland with assistance from senior associate Matthew Falcone and associates Nettie Downs, Erin Mitchell and Madison Guidry. Advising on tax matters were partner John Lynch and associate Neil Clausen.

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