May 2022, Vol. 249, No. 5

Tech Notes

HDD Implemented in Nueces Bay Intersect Bore

Special to P&J  NuStar Energy, based in San Antonio, Texas, tapped Hard Rock Directional Drilling to extend one of its three South Texas Pipeline Systems. The pipeline is designed to move increased volumes of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude from the Mid-Continent Oil Field Province, located in the West Texas Permian Basin, to the NuStar Energy Corpus Christi terminal.   The Nueces Bay connection would complete the second stage of the NuStar Energy export project, a new 8-mile (12.9-km), 30-inch (72.6-cm) pipeline from the existing Cactus II pipeline located in Taft, Texas, to the NuStar Energy Corpus Christi terminal.  Completing this fin

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