US DOS approves additional NuStar products pipeline to Mexico

NuStar Logistics LP received approval from the US Department of State to construct a 108,000-b/d oil products pipeline to Mexico. The system will cross the US-Mexico border near Penitas, Tex., said acting Asst. Sec. for Oceans and International Affairs Judith Garber said in her June 29 announcement. President Donald J. Trump mentioned the project in his energy policy reforms address on June 30.

NuStar Logistics LP received approval from the US Department of State to construct a 108,000-b/d oil products pipeline to Mexico. The system will cross the US-Mexico border near Penitas, Tex., said acting Asst. Sec. for Oceans and International Affairs Judith Garber said in her June 29 announcement. President Donald J. Trump mentioned the project in his energy policy reforms address on June 30 (OGJ Online, June 30, 2017).

The 10-in. Burgos pipeline would parallel one that is already in operation and would use the same right-of-way between NuStar’s Edinburg, Tex., terminal and Petroleos Mexicanos’ gas plant near Reynosa, Tamaulipas, DOS said.

It said NuStar also received cross-border permits for the existing Dos Laredos pipeline, which crosses the border near Laredo, Tex., reflecting a change in the permit holder’s name, as well as the existing Burgos pipeline, authorizing transportation of a broader range of petroleum products.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

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