Friday, September 16, 2011

NuStar, Valero to build South Texas pipeline system serving Eagle Ford

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - NuStar Energy L.P. announced on Sept. 7 that it has entered into an agreement with Valero Energy Corp. in which NuStar will modify existing sections within its South Texas pipeline system and build new sections to transport Eagle Ford and other crude oils.

The projects will help Valero improve transportation of crude and condensate to supply its refineries in Three Rivers and Corpus Christi, Texas.

NuStar will reverse an eight-inch refined products pipeline that currently runs from Corpus Christi to Three Rivers and will convert it to crude oil service. The pipeline will provide capacity to transport Eagle Ford crude and condensate to Valero's Corpus Christi refinery. The line is expected to be in full service by the end of September 2011.

NuStar will also build 55 miles of new 12-inch pipeline that will connect to existing pipeline segments to move crude oil from Corpus Christi to Valero's Three Rivers refinery. This system is expected to be completed and in service by the second quarter of 2012.

1 comment:

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