NuStar Energy has launched a Binding Open Season for committed refined product transportation on the expanded capacity of its Valley Pipeline System in South Texas.

The Valley Pipeline System is an approximately 196-mile refined products pipeline from the Corpus Christi, TX area, to delivery points in Brownsville, TX, Edinburg, TX and Harlingen, TX. The current Valley Pipeline System is capable of transporting approximately 45,000 barrels per day (BPD). 

The expansion project, which includes the construction of a 75-mile loop of the pipeline segment between Seeligson, TX and Edinburg, TX, and improvements at pump stations along the line, is expected to increase the capacity of the Valley Pipeline System by approximately 45,000 BPD. 

Based on significant customer commitments to utilise the expanded capacity, NuStar is proceeding with the project and the binding open season is intended for additional customer interest for the offered capacity and potential further capacity expansion. 

NuStar is proposing to make up to 90 percent of the expanded capacity available to shippers making long-term, ship-or-pay commitments, with at least 10 percent available for walk-up shippers. The project is expected to be in service in the third quarter of 2019.

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13th June 2019