Big Spring Gateway Oil Pipeline System

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Big Spring Gateway (BSG) Oil Pipeline System is an operating oil pipeline system in the, USA. It includes both transmission and gathering pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs through portions of Martin, Howard, Glasscock, Midland and Mitchell counties in Texas, USA.[1][2]

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Project details

  • Operator: Navigator Energy Services[3]
  • Owner: NuStar Energy (100%)[4]
  • Parent company: NuStar Energy (100%)
  • Capacity: 40,000 barrels per day[1]
  • Length: 200 miles (transmission pipelines only)[1]
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Start year: 2015[1]


The BSG System makes deliveries into the Sunoco Logistics-owned West Texas Gulf Pipeline and the Permian Express 2, with the current capability to transport up to 40,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The BSG System, serving customers in the Permian Basin region, is expected to be in full service in December 2015 with a throughput capacity of up to 160,000 barrels of crude oil per day.[1]

The approximately 450-mile BSG System spans portions of Martin, Howard, Glasscock, Midland and Mitchell counties in Texas, the heart of the Permian Basin region. Once completed, the system will have more than 250 miles of gathering pipeline, 200 miles of 6- to 16-in. transportation mainline and 410,000 barrels of crude oil storage capacity. In addition to the Sunoco Logistics-owned pipelines, the BSG System will provide delivery into Alon’s Big Spring Refinery and the BridgeTex Pipeline, providing a direct path to Texas Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent market centers. The system will also include five truck stations, strategically located to accommodate trucked production in the area.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Big Spring Gateway Pipeline System Begins Service 2, North America Pipelines, September 28, 2015
  2. Navigator Energy Services Expands BSG System, Begins Open Season, Pipeline and Gas Journal, Jan. 27, 2017
  3. "Big Spring Gateway System, US". Offshore Technology. Retrieved 2022-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Asset Data, IJGlobal, accessed Aug. 27, 2020

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