Karnes North Pipeline System

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Karnes North Pipeline System is an operating oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from Karnes City, Texas, to Elmendorf, Texas, United States.

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Project details

  • Operator: TexStar Midstream Logistics[1]
  • Owner: TexStar Midstream Logistics[1]
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  • Capacity: 30,000 barrels per day
  • Diameter: 8 inches
  • Length: 50 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 2014


In 2013 TexStar agreed to install and operate the 30,000 barrel per day Karnes North Pipeline System (KNPS), an 8-inch, 50-mile pipeline that will transport crude oil from Karnes City, Texas – in the Eagle Ford shale formation – to Calumet’s Elmendorf, Texas terminal, a key supply hub for the Calumet San Antonio refinery. It is planned for the the fourth quarter 2014.[1]


TexStar Midstream Logistics, L.P. (“TexStar”) is a privately held crude oil gathering and logistics partnership located in the Eagle Ford shale region of South Texas, and a portfolio company of energy-focused private equity firm Tailwater Capital LLC.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Karnes North Pipeline System, Tailwater Capital website, accessed September 2017

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