Key events in our company's history:

1981

Plains begins as a small oil and gas exploration and production company called Plains Resources.

1989

Plains Resources creates a midstream subsidiary to market its oil and gas and that of other producers.

1992-1993

Plains shifts its focus solely to crude oil and targets hard assets including terminals, gathering systems, pipelines, trucks and more.

1993-1994

Plains constructs the Cushing Terminal in Oklahoma, a 2-million-barrel crude storage facility that was the largest infrastructure development west of the Mississippi at the time, and acquires land for future expansion.

1998

Acquires the All American Pipeline and executes IPO of Plains All American (NYSE: PAA).

1999

Acquires Scurlock Permian and Chevron West Texas Pipeline.

1999-2005

The Cushing Terminal is expanded through a series of five construction phases, adding 20 crude storage tanks for a total of 7.5 million barrels of capacity.

2001

Management and investor group acquires controlling interest in PAA's GP from Plains Resources and separates the midstream business from the exploration and production business.

2004

Acquires Link Energy's North American crude oil and pipeline operations, effectively doubling Plains' asset base.

2005-2006

Secures 2,500 acres on the Mississippi River in Louisiana and builds Phase l and II of the St. James Terminal, a 6-million-barrel crude storage and terminalling facility, creating a hub for Plains on the Gulf Coast.

2006

Completes merger with Pacific Energy Partners and makes eight acquisitions, entering the refined products and barging businesses.

2007-2011

Plains aggressively expands the Cushing Terminal over a series of six construction phases in three years, bringing the terminal's liquid storage capacity to 18.5 million barrels.

2008-2013

Opens the 2.8-million-barrel Patoka Terminal in Illinois, providing direct access to Canadian crude. Patoka grows through a series of five expansion projects to become a 6.1-million-barrel storage hub.

2009

Plains constructs a private dock at its St. James Terminal, including two berths with the capability to support marine equipment from inland barges to Suezmax vessels and a dedicated crude condensate facility, bringing total storage to 9.9 million barrels.

2010-2015

Rail terminals are constructed/acquired in St. James, La.; Manitou and Van Hook, N.D.; Yorktown, Va.; Carr and Tampa, Colo.; Bakersfield, Calif.; and Kerrobert, Saskatchewan.

2012

Plains acquires Canadian NGL assets from BP.

2012-2015

The St. James Terminal completes four terminal expansions, including a new mini-terminal, bringing its total terminal storage capacity to 12 million barrels.

2013

Executes IPO of a portion of PAA's General Partner (NYSE: PAGP).

2013-2014

Cushing expands again, including a high-volume manifold and 1.6 million barrels of additional storage, bringing total storage capacity to 20+ million barrels and making it one of the largest oil storage hubs in the U.S.