NuStar – Velocity join for Eagle Ford Condensate Pipeline

Velocity and NuStar join together to help move and store condensate from the Eagle Ford. The facilities will add needed capacity for the regions growing production.

“Velocity will build and operate a new 70-mile, 12-inch pipeline with the capacity to move over 100,000 barrels per day of condensate from Gardendale to Oakville, Texas. Velocity’s 12-inch pipeline will interconnect with NuStar’s new Oakville Storage Facility near Three Rivers, Texas. This storage facility will be connected to NuStar’s existing 16-inch pipeline, which has the capacity to transport approximately 200,000 barrels per day of crude and condensate into NuStar’s Corpus Christi North Beach Terminal.

The North Beach terminal has approximately 2 million barrels of storage capacity, large-scale marine loading facilities, and access to several Corpus Christi refinery markets. NuStar also has a land lease option for 15 acres contiguous to the existing property, which will provide terminal expansion capabilities.”

“Velocity is currently constructing 65 miles of pipeline and 150,000 barrels of storage to transport condensate to Velocity’s Gardendale Terminal for producers, including Shell E&P, Chesapeake, SM Energy and Rosetta Resources. The addition of the NuStar partnership allows Velocity to quickly offer these and other producers a downstream solution to transport condensate from the Gardendale Terminal to end markets with strong purchaser demand. Construction of Velocity’s 12-inch pipeline and NuStar’s Three Rivers storage facility will begin this summer and the system is expected to be in service by April of 2012.”

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.