NuStar Energy L.P. Announces Binding Open Season for Proposed South Texas
Crude Oil Pipeline System Project
Shippers to Have Option to Access Refineries Along Proposed Pipeline Route As
Well As Waterborne Movements Across NuStar’s Corpus Christi Dock
SAN ANTONIO -- July 17, 2013
NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) announced today the launch of a Binding Open
Season by its affiliate, NuStar Crude Oil Pipeline L.P. (“NuStar”), to assess
shipper interest in committed space to transport Eagle Ford Shale crude oil
from several terminal locations on its South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System
in Frio, McMullen, and La Salle Counties to its Corpus Christi North Beach
facility (the “South Texas System”).
Proposed South Texas System Project
The proposed South Texas System Project would include pipeline capacity
upgrades to the segments of the South Texas System between NuStar’s Gardendale
Terminal in La Salle County, Texas and NuStar’s Corpus Christi Terminal in
Nueces County, Texas and will be constructed in two phases: the first phase
will add incremental throughput capacity to the South Texas System of
approximately 35,000 barrels per day and the second phase will add incremental
throughput capacity to the South Texas System of approximately 65,000 barrels
per day, for a total aggregate incremental capacity of 100,000 barrels per
day, of which 90,000 barrels per day will be available to committed shippers.
Subject to sufficient commitments from shippers as well as regulatory and
internal approvals, the South Texas System Project would be in-service in two
phases: Phase 1 with 30,000 barrels per day of capacity would be available for
service to committed shippers in the 3^rd quarter of 2014 and Phase 2 with an
additional 60,000 barrels would be available for service to committed shippers
during the 1^st quarter of 2015.
Binding Open Season
During the Binding Open Season for the South Texas System Project, which
commences July 17, 2013 and continues until noon CT on August 30, 2013, with
comments and questions as to rates, service or routes and comments to the
terms and conditions of the Throughput and Deficiency Agreement and/or the
proposed tariff due at noon CT on August 2, 2013, interested parties will have
the opportunity to execute a committed agreement for crude oil transportation
service. In addition, shippers will have the opportunity to enter into
terminalling service agreements that are not part of the Binding Open Season.
The Notice of Binding Open Season is available on the web site of NuStar
Energy L.P. at http://openseason.nustarenergy.com. Bona fide potential
shippers that would like to receive copies of the open season documents,
including the Throughput and Deficiency Agreement, the Terminal Services
Schedule, and proposed tariff, must first sign a confidentiality agreement
(requested by emailing SoTexCrude.OpenSeason@nustarenergy.com).
More information about the Binding Open Season for the Proposed South Texas
System Project, including information about rates, service and routes, is
available by contacting Mark Meador, VP-Business Development or Rick Webb,
VP-Business Development at 210-918-2000.
South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System
NuStar’s South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System currently consists of over 200
miles of crude transmission and gathering lines spanning from Gardendale in La
Salle County and Frio County to Oakville in Live Oak County and continues to
Corpus Christi in Nueces County with a capacity to transport approximately
100,000 barrels per day of crude oil. Once construction is completed in early
2015, the system will have a targeted transportation capacity of approximately
200,000 barrels per day.
NuStar Energy L.P.
NuStar Energy L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San
Antonio, is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline
operators in the nation. NuStar currently has 8,621 miles of pipeline; 87
terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined
products and specialty liquids; and 50% ownership in a joint venture that owns
a terminal and an asphalt refinery with a throughput capacity of 74,000
barrels per day. The partnership’s combined system has approximately 97
million barrels of storage capacity, and NuStar has operations in the United
States, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, including St. Eustatius in the
Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Turkey. For more information, visit NuStar
Energy L.P.'s Web site at www.nustarenergy.com.
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NuStar Energy, L.P., San Antonio
Investors, Chris Russell, Treasurer and Vice President Investor Relations
Investor Relations: 210-918-3507
Media, Mary Rose Brown, Executive Vice President,
Corporate Communications: 210-918-2314
Web site: http://www.nustarenergy.com
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