NuStar Energy L.P. has launched a binding open season involving a second capacity expansion of NuStar Permian Transportation and Storage LLC’s Permian Crude System, which currently consists of approximately 625 miles of crude transmission and gathering lines spanning Borden, Howard, Martin, and Midland Counties with delivery points into Midland, Colorado City, and Big Spring, Texas.
With crude oil throughput volumes to certain destinations on NuStar’s Permian Crude System approaching the system’s capacity, the NuStar Permian Crude System Expansion No. Two will provide shippers with additional transportation capacity that is capable of reaching multiple downstream markets through interconnects at Colorado City, Texas. The NuStar Permian Crude System Expansion No. Two is currently expected to consist of three phased-in expansion projects, including: Big Spring South Inlet; Colorado City Mainline Expansion; and County Line Loop. Once completed, these projects will provide approximately 70,000 bpd of additional capacity on the system.
The open season commenced on Jan. 9, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST and will extend for at least 30 days.