Navigator Energy Services, LLC has announced that it is expanding the transportation capacity of its Big Spring Gateway Pipeline System (BSG System) from 85 000 bpd of crude oil to 140 000 bpd.
The BSG System will serve crude oil producers and other shippers in the Permian Basin. Navigator has commenced construction, and the system is expected to be placed in service in the second half of 2015. The expanded system will serve new origin points in Western Midland County, Southern Glasscock County and Western Martin County, Texas, in addition to those already planned in Glasscock, Martin and Howard counties.
Navigator also announced it will launch a supplemental binding open season for additional transportation commitments to the BSG System. The binding open season will commence at 12 pm CST on 2 February, 2015.
When the expansion is complete, the BSG System will span Martin, Howard, Glasscock and Midland counties in Texas and include more than 250 miles of gathering pipeline, 200 miles of transportation mainline, seven truck injection stations and 225 000 bbls of planned storage capacity. Under its FERC tariff, the BSG System will offer delivery into the BridgeTex Pipeline and Sunoco-operated pipelines near Colorado City, Texas. The BSG System will provide West Texas producers a direct path to approximately 900 000 bpd of pipeline takeaway from Colorado City to Texas Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent market centres.
Subject to the specific terms of the open season, premium rates and certain other service incentives will be available to committed shippers making long-term volume commitments.
Adapted from press release by Hannah Priestley-Eaton