NuStar Announces Open Season

NuStar: South Texas Crude Pipeline System
NuStar: South Texas Crude Pipeline System

NuStar energy announced this week that it has opened up space for new shippers in its South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System during an open season scheduled for April 2-23rd.

During these open seasons, shippers can reserve space in a pipeline by promising a long-term financial commitment to the project. NuStar’s current project is a new origin point to enter the South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System and is located at highway 99 in McMullen County. This location will provide space for an additional 10,000 barrels per day to potential shippers.

Related: NuStar Energy Planning Eagle Ford Oil Pipeline Expansion

Interested shippers seeking pipeline space in Eagle Ford Shale can receive more information about rates, service and routes by contacting Rick Webb, Vice President-Business Development, at 210.918.2000.

NuStar Energy is based in San Antonio and is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the nation. The company’s South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System consists of over 200 miles of crude transmission and gathering lines throughout Texas including from LaSalle, McMullen, Frio and Live Oak Counties.


Devon Subsidiary Constructing New Eagle Ford Oil Pipeline

Victoria Express Pipeline
Victoria Express Pipeline

Victoria Express Pipeline LLC (VEX), a subsidiary of Devon Energy, is constructing a 56.4 mile long pipeline from the Blackhawk central delivery point in DeWitt County, Texas to the inlet of Devon Gas Services's terminal at the Port of Victoria. The 12-inch pipeline is expected to come online July 1, 2014, with an ultimate capacity of 100,000 b/d.

In late 2013, Devon Energy agreed to pay GeoSouthern $6-billion for 82,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale play. In the first quarter of 2014, the company said its net daily production in the Eagle Ford was 64,000 boe/d. In the second quarter, the company anticipates it will average between 65,000 and 70,000 boe/d, with more than 100,000 boe/d by next year.

Eagle Ford producers need to continuously think about how they will get their production to the refining market as activity in the play continues to grow. Wood Mackenzie recently released information stating production from the Eagle Ford Shale will reach 2-million b/d by 2020.

Read more: Devon Banking on High Returns from Eagle Ford Investment

VEX is currently conducting a binding open season to attract companies for long term commitments in exchange for access to priority capacity. The open season will end on June 19, 2014.

VEX is also constructing an additional receipt point eight miles north of Victoria in Victoria County, Texas. The company may add an additional destination point at Point Comfort in Calhoun County, Texas.