Magellan Midstream extends open season for proposed Saddlehorn Pipeline Magellan Midstream Partners announced an extension of the open season for commitments on the proposed Saddlehorn Pipeline to transport various grades of crude oil from the Niobrara shale to the partnership's storage facilities in Cushing, Oklahoma. Binding commitments are now due by Nov. 6. The proposed Saddlehorn Pipeline includes construction of an approximate 600-mile, 20-inch diameter pipeline capable of transporting up to 400,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Platteville, Colorado to Magellan's storage facilities in Cushing. Magellan expects to use its existing right-of-way for a significant portion of the pipeline route. Subject to sufficient commitments from shippers and receipt of any necessary permits and regulatory approvals, the Saddlehorn Pipeline could be operational during 2Q16.
Magellan Midstream upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg Ladenburg upgraded Magellan Midstream to Buy citing the recent pullback in shares. The firm raised its price target for the stock to $90 from $84.