TexStar Is Building An Eagle Ford Pipeline From Karnes to San Antonio for Calumet

Calumet Products San Antonio Refinery
Calumet Products San Antonio Refinery

TexStar Midstream has signed an agreement with Calumet Specialty Products Partners to construct, own, and operate a 30,000 b/d pipeline system that will deliver Eagle Ford crude to Calumet's San Antonio Refinery.

The deal includes a 15-year agreement for TexStar to build and operate the Karnes North Pipeline System (KNPS). The system will include 50-miles of 8-inch pipe from Karnes to the southeast side of San Antonio.

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Calumet expects its refinery in Elmendor, TX, will receive deliveries of at least 10,000 b/d, with the potential for more. The company's San Antonio Refinery has capacity to process 14,500 b/d. Capacity is expected to grow to 17,500 b/d soon. The company spent $9 million to increase production of jet fuel, diesel, and gasoline.

We expect this agreement will help to further improve the long-term profitability of our San Antonio refinery,” stated Jennifer Straumins, COO of Calumet. “By year-end 2014, the refinery will begin receiving significant volumes of Eagle Ford crude oil via the TexStar line, thereby enabling us to realize significant transportation cost savings on our delivered feedstock.

The Calumet refinery produces ultra-low sulfur diesel, jet fuel, and specialty solvents.

Currently, crude oil is delivered by truck and Calumet expects the pipeline to significantly reduce the cost of delivered oil.

Read the full press release at calumetspecialty.com

Nat G CNG Solutions Opens Natural Gas Vehicle Center Near San Antonio - Press Release

Nat G CNG Solutions Vehicle
Nat G CNG Solutions Vehicle

Nat G CNG Solutions has opened a new natural gas vehicle solutions center in Converse, just outside of San Antonio.

The center will provide natural gas vehicle upgrades for both new and in-service vehicles, as well as fueling solutions for both private and large commercial fleets.

South Texas is a leading producer of natural gas, and until now, there have been very limited options for fleets and consumers to convert their vehicles to cleaner burning Texas fuel,” said State Representative Jason Isaac. “Due in part to the success of our energy industry, Texas is leading the nation in job creation. I am delighted to see Nat G making this commitment to the greater San Antonio area and helping South Texas make the switch to Natural Gas Vehicles.

Read more about the company at nat-g.com

Halliburton Opens San Antonio Office & Operations Center - Will Service the Eagle Ford

Halliburton Administrative Office - San Antonio
Halliburton Administrative Office - San Antonio

Halliburton has officially opened the company's $70 million San Antonio office in southern Bexar County.

The new operations center will serve the needs of the Eagle Ford and the surrounding area. The company's South Texas operations have grown in stride with the Eagle Ford.

Halliburton has hired 550 employees and expects to add another 450 oilfield related jobs by the end of the year. The facility was designed to support as many as 1,500 employees.

Our new facility enables us to provide a wide range of services and support to our customers along the Eagle Ford corridor, as well as other South Texas fields.
— Paul Sheppard, VP of Halliburton’s Southeast Area.
Halliburton Maintenance Facility San Antonio
Halliburton Maintenance Facility San Antonio

The 400,000 square foot facility was built on 150 acres and currently supports five of the company's business lines:

  • Production enhancement
  • Boots & Coots
  • Cementing
  • Baroid
  • Wireline and Perforating.

The sixth business line, completion tools, will move to the facility in 2014.

Halliburton has operated in South Texas more than 80 years and now has offices in Alice, Victoria, and San Antonio.

The address for the new facility is:

4375 Loop 1604 East San Antonio, TX 78264

Read the full press release at halliburton.com

Other major oilfield service companies have offices in the area as well:

San Antonio Job Growth Fueled by the Eagle Ford Shale

Kiplinger has pegged San Antonio as one of "8 Cities With Surprising Job Growth". The city has a population of just over 2 million and is expected to add 150,000 new jobs between now and 2015. The financial magazine was sure to note Eagle Ford Jobs were helping lead employment growth.

....the city is the hub of Central Texas' energy sector, especially its fast-growing natural gas segment. Major employers poised to expand include Valero, NuStar and Tesoro.

Read more at kiplinger.com

Platinum Energy Solutions to Add San Antonio Eagle Ford Field Office - Yard

Platinum Energy Solutions is adding a 50-acre office and yard just south of San Antonio in the Braunig Industrial Park. The facility will add 200+ Eagle Ford Jobs, with an average salary of $60,000 per year. Platinum is an oilfield services provider with specialties in hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing, and other pressure pumping services.

Read an entire article on the new facility at bizjournals.com.