With completion well within sight of its Rattlesnake pipeline extension, Denver-Based Taproot Energy has secured an additional 60,000 dedicated acres in the DJ Basin’s Weld County to provide crude oil and water midstream gathering and transportation services to producers there. The new acreage dedication from Mallard Exploration is located near Taproot’s other acreage dedications from Bison Oil & Gas, Verdad Resources, and Bonanza Creek Energy along the Baja multi-production midstream system. The agreement with Mallard brings Taproot’s total dedicated acreage in the DJ to more than 200,000 gross acres.

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Taproot Energy Partners is a diversified and innovative midstream company comprised of a team of individuals who bring a wealth of experience in developing optimized midstream assets. TEP’s core competencies are in oil & gas gathering, transportation, processing, treating and liquids handling.


When completed, Taproot’s Baja System—along with its Rattlesnake Extension 35 miles south—will include more than 110 miles of crude oil, natural gas, produced water and freshwater pipelines. Rattlesnake will enable crude suppliers first-time, direct access to Tallgrass Energy’s Buckingham Terminal with pipeline connections to Midwest refiners and the Cushing, Okla., hub. The Rattlesnake leg is expected to go online this quarter.

Taproot also looks to construct a truck unloading and storage facility in Weld County to provide shipper customers with a local crude oil delivery point.

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