Seahawk Oil Pipeline

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Seahawk Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline with segments that are operating and proposed in the USA.[1]

Location

The mainline connects the Edna Oil Terminal to the Seahawk Oil Terminal in Texas, USA.[1]

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Project details

  • Operator:
  • Owner: Seahawk Pipeline LLC[2]
  • Parent company: Max Midstream[1]
  • Capacity: 140,000 barrels per day[1]
  • Length: 20 miles[1]
  • Diameter: 12 inches[1]
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Start year: 2021[1]

Background

In 2016, NorthStar Midstream announced that it had completed the acquisition of a 21-mile natural gas transmission pipeline originating in Point Comfort, TX and terminating near Edna, TX from Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. NorthStar intends to repurpose the 12-inch pipeline to transport up to 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil or natural gas liquids from the Eagle Ford Shale to its Seahawk marine terminal.[3]

There were no project developments between 2016 and early 2020, suggesting the project had been cancelled. However, in September 2020, Texas-based energy company Max Midstream announced the acquisition of the Seahawk Pipeline and Terminal from Oaktree Capital. The project will connect the Port of Calhoun directly to both Eagle Ford and Permian Basins to transport up to 20 million barrels a month for export.[4]

The project involved the conversion of an existing 12-inch, 21-mile pipeline from the transmission of natural gas to crude oil. It transports crude oil from the Edna Oil Terminal to the Seahawk Oil Terminal.

According to June 2021 data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the project began operations in the first quarter of 2021.[1]

Additional segments

Blackhawk Pipeline

The Blackhawk Pipeline will run parallel to existing 12-inch Seahawk pipeline. According to January 2022 data from the EIA, the project was expected to begin operations in the second quarter of 2022.[1]

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  • Operator:
  • Owner: Seahawk Pipeline LLC[2]
  • Parent company: Max Midstream[2]
  • Capacity: 570,000 barrels per day[5]
  • Length: 20 miles[5]
  • Diameter: 24 inches[5]
  • Status: Proposed[5]
  • Start year: 2021[5]
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure:


The pipeline was originally expected to be complete by the second quarter of 2021, but as of February 2022 it was delayed to the second quarter of 2022.

Nighthawk Lateral

20-inch, 30-mile pipeline from Highway 77 terminal to Edna terminal (both in Texas) with connection with both the Victoria Express Pipeline (VEX) and Gray Oak pipelines. According to January 2022 data from the EIA, the project was expected to begin operations in the second quarter of 2022.[1]

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  • Operator:
  • Owner: Seahawk Pipeline LLC[2]
  • Parent company: Max Midstream[2]
  • Capacity: 400,000 barrels per day[5]
  • Length: 30 miles[5]
  • Diameter: 20 inches[5]
  • Status: Proposed[5]
  • Start year: 2022[5]
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure:

Lawsuits against Max Midstream

In October 2021, it was reported that five lawsuits and a lien have been filed against Max Midstream for unpaid bills and other offenses.[6]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 U.S. liquids pipeline projects, Energy Information Administration, June 7, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Seahawk Pipeline LLC (Seahawk), owned by Max Midstream Texas, LLC, announced the successful conclusion of its binding open season – Max Energy". Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  3. "Northstar Midstream acquires 21-mile gas pipeline from Southcross Energy," PennEnergy, May 26, 2016, accessed Aug. 25, 2021.
  4. Texas Energy Company Announces New Pipeline To The Texas Gulf Coast, New Partnership Corridor News, Sep. 25, 2020, accessed Aug. 25, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 U.S. liquids pipeline projects, Energy Information Administration, June 7, 2021
  6. Redfern, Jerry (2021-10-18). "Texas Pipeline Company Max Midstream Goes Quiet". capitalandmain.com. Retrieved 2022-02-27.

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