Seahawk Oil Pipeline

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Seahawk Oil Pipeline is an operating oil pipeline in Texas, USA.[1]


The project connects the Edna Oil Terminal to the Seahawk Oil Terminal in Texas, USA. It runs parallel to the Blackhawk Oil Pipeline.[1]

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Project details

  • Owner: Max Midstream[1]
  • Capacity: 140,000 barrels per day[1]
  • Length: 32.2 km / 20 miles[1]
  • Diameter: 12-inches[1]
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Start year: 2021[1]


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.[2]

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.[3]

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]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 U.S. liquids pipeline projects, Energy Information Administration, June 7, 2021
  2. "Northstar Midstream acquires 21-mile gas pipeline from Southcross Energy," PennEnergy, May 26, 2016, accessed Aug. 25, 2021.
  3. Texas Energy Company Announces New Pipeline To The Texas Gulf Coast, New Partnership Corridor News, Sep. 25, 2020, accessed Aug. 25, 2021.

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