Valero, Harvest Pipeline To Build Crude Line

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Valero and Harvest Pipeline plan to construct a Texas-based pipeline to deliver crude from the Eagle Ford to Valero’s Three Rivers refinery.
  “We are building a line with segments of 10- and 12-inch diameter pipe to deliver oil from Atascosa and Live Oak counties directly to the Three Rivers refinery,” said Steve Jacobs, president of Harvest Pipeline.  “The pipe has been ordered and ROW acquisition is under way.”
  Valero has said it intends to increase the amount of Eagle Ford crude processed at its Three Rivers refinery from about 20,000 bpd to as much as 60,000 bpd.
  Initial capacity of the line will be 50,000 bpd, expandable to more than 70,000 bpd.  It will include direct connections to producers along its route and will initially include two truck offloading stations.  The system will extend approximately 50 miles north of Three Rivers into the heart of the oil region of the Eagle Ford trend. 
  It is scheduled to begin operation in December 2011.
  According to a Harvest Pipeline spokesperson, the construction contract for the pipeline will be let in late July or early August 2011.