TexStar Midstream Services LP is expanding its 125-mile low pressure gathering system in Frio and LaSalle counties in Texas in order to handle future expected Eagle Ford and Buda gas volumes.
Treating capacity is being increased and the sour gas capacity will exceed 30 MMcfd by the end of the first quarter 2011. In addition, more than 40 miles of gathering lines are being planned which will be in place by December. TexStar will be installing more than 2,000 hp in additional compression to the current 1,400 hp and routing a gas export line to the Three Rivers area. This will access multiple pipelines with gas-processing capabilities and new gas markets. This pipeline will also provide access for producers in Atascosa and McMullen counties.
TexStar Midstream is also acquiring ROW for a major oil line extension from its dedicated acreage to the Three Rivers area. This expansion will allow for direct connects to end user markets as well as shipping from the coast and into lines to the Houston area. The oil-gathering system will allow for not only lower gravity sour Eagle Ford crude, but also high gravity Eagle Ford condensate. TexStar plans on having this line in service in the second quarter of 2011.