Hoover Starts Up Pecos Crossing, Construction On New Natural Gas Project

December 2012, Vol. 239 No. 12

Hoover Energy Partners LP and its affiliate Hoover Energy Texas Crude LLC have begun operations and is flowing oil on Phase I of its Pecos Crossing Pipeline, a 25-mile, 12-inch crude oil system that serves the heart of the Delaware Basin in Ward and Reeves counties in Texas.

Hoover owns and operates 100% of Pecos Crossing and operates Barstow Station which consists of 20,000 barrels of operational crude oil storage and associated measurement equipment.

Barstow Station is located at the northern terminus of Pecos Crossing and delivers to Plains All American Pipeline’s Barstow Pipeline. From Barstow Station, Plains’ pipelines provide delivery capability to multiple market outlets including Midland, Cushing and Crane, with connectivity to Magellan’s Longhorn Pipeline. Initial capacity of Pecos Crossing is 50,000 bpd with capability to increase capacity to 120,000 bpd.

At the southern terminus, Hoover owns and operates Perry Ranch Station where storage facilities receive crude oil from Plains’ truck facilities, a producer-owned pipeline system and Hoover-owned gathering laterals. Additional gathering lateral projects are under way and Hoover is developing a 20-mile, Phase II expansion into Pecos County. 

Hoover affiliate, Pecos River Pipeline, LP said its Pecos River natural gathering system has begun building a producer-supported compressor station and related 15-mile, 8-inch pipeline. Balmorhea Station will provide low pressure (30 psig) gathering for Pecos River’s 80-mile gathering infrastructure. Bulrush pipeline originates downstream of Balmorhea Station and is designed to transport up to 65,000 Mcf/d of associated natural gas.