Texas Oil & Gas Pipeline and Facility Projects May 23, 2022

Project Summary of Upcoming Pipeline & Facility Projects in Texas

Texas oil & gas pipeline and facility project permits last 7 days report dated May 23, 2022 is tracking number 24 Oil & Gas and Mid Stream Operators that had 76 pipeline and facilities approved permits.

  • Top Oil & Gas Operators approved for a facility permits include; MORNINGSTAR OPERATING LLC (18), Laredo Petroleum Inc. (12), IRONROC ENERGY (5), Cholla Petroleum, Inc. (4)
  • Top Counties approved for a facility permits include; Andrews (16), Glasscock (12), Reagan (5)
  • Top Oil & Gas Operators approved for a pipeline permits include; Vista Resources, Inc. (1),

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Texas Pipeline Projects

Pipeline permits include gathering or transport pipelines of a liquid, gas or oil through a system of pipes. In addition to these main types of pipelines, there are also four other sub-categories of pipelines: Gathering Lines, Feeder Lines, Transmission Pipelines and Distribution Pipelines. The permits represent all types of pipelines. Source Texas pipeline and facility project permits May 16, 2022

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Texas Oil & Gas Facility Permits

Facilities are a system of vessels, piping, valves, tanks and other equipment that are used to gather, process, measure, store or dispose of petroleum, natural gas or water. … The upstream facility network includes equipment for the handling of oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and water.  Source Texas pipeline and facility project permits May 23, 2022

We have 3 types of permits related to construction of new facilities the Permit Type is related to the stage of the project. 

  • Notify New – Prior to construction, a notification with basic information must be submitted.
  • Initial -Ninety days after submitting the Initial Project Notification, a more detailed registration for the standard permit is required.  This could be related to existing plant maintenance
  • Revision – Permit approved with a revision to the permit. This could be related to existing plant maintenance

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Facility and Pipeline Project Details

Facility Projects

MORNINGSTAR OPERATING LLC to purchase 18 facilities in Andrews County.  

Morningstar Operating LLC, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, holds interests in non-operated oil and gas assets. Andrews County, TX ranks #17 in the state for BOE produced in the most recent month (Jan 2022). The information below is the summary of oil and gas data that goes back to 1993 and contains information on the 21,302 wells that have been drilled from Jan 1993 to Jan 2022. Andrews is located in West Texas, on the border with New Mexico, approximately 110 miles southwest of Lubbock and 35 miles northwest of the Midland-Odessa area

Silver Creek Oil & Gas, LLC two new air permits located in COCHRAN County 

Silver Creek’s current operated projects are primarily focused on the Arkoma Basin in Oklahoma and Sherman Basin in North Texas.

Silver Creek is also pursuing non-operated opportunities in Haynesville/Bossier, Eagle Ford, and Midcon. San Andres fields have produced for decades on the central Basin Platform and the Northwestern Shelf.

Lavaca Midstream, L.L.C. – Permit# RN111498671 – WEST COMPRESSOR STATION – GONZALES

Lavaca Midstream, Llc is primarily engaged in the transmission and/or storage of natural gas for sale. Parent company is Third Coast Infrastructure provides efficient, safe, and reliable midstream services to our customers. Our assets include natural gas gathering and transmission pipelines, NGL and crude oil pipelines, gas processing plants, and a deep water floating production system.

Gonzales County (1,070 sq miles) lies in south Texas above a shale play known as the Eagle Ford shale. The county is targeted for the liquids-rich nature of the Eagle Ford formation in this area. The county is part of the northern region of the Eagle Ford play where the oil trend narrows. 

Laredo Petroleum Inc. 10 New Air Permits in Glasscock County 

Laredo’s Permian activities are centered on the east side of the basin approximately 35 miles east of Midland, Texas in primarily Glasscock and Reagan Counties. Today, Laredo has over 140,000 gross acres (with a majority of it being contiguous) and of which 85% is HBP

The principal focus of Laredo’s horizontal drilling activities is an oil play (that also includes a liquids-rich natural gas component) that involves both the Wolfcamp (Upper, Middle, and Lower) and the Cline formations. Secondary targets include the Spraberry, Canyon, Strawn and ABW intervals. In total, over 12 viable landing points have been identified throughout the stratigraphic section (~ 4,500 ft. thick) as being prospective for development.

Spraberry Trend covers a large area – around 2,500 square miles. As most often defined, the Spraberry includes portions of Irion, Reagan, Upton, Glasscock, Midland, and Martin Counties. In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy ranked The Spraberry Trend third in the United States by total proved reserves, and seventh in total production. Estimates have the Spraberry Shale holding up to 10 billion barrels of oil as well as 3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Global Hunter estimates the play’s potential recovery resources range from 4.2 to 8.8 billion BOE

Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. At the 2020 census, its population was 34,860. Its county seat is Big Spring. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1882. It is named for Volney E. Howard, a U.S. Congressman from Texas.


Headquartered in Houston, HIF USA will begin on the Gulf Coast, where wind resources and CO2 are both abundant.

HIF USA will use renewable energy from the wind and a process called electrolysis to produce green hydrogen. The project will also capture CO2 and use a process of synthesis to combine the CO2 and Hydrogen to produce eFuels. The eFuel will create a way for existing infrastructure to become carbon neutral by continuously reusing and recycling the CO2.

HIF Matagorda eFuels facility is fully operational, HIF anticipates producing approximately 200 million gallons a year of a carbon-neutral gasoline substitute that will decarbonize over 400,000 vehicles in the United States.

HIF plans to make a capital investment of approximately $6 billion, creating approximately 3,000 direct jobs during the construction phase of the HIF Matagorda eFuels facility and more than 125 permanent operating jobs. The project is also expected to create and sustain thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the region. The company expects construction at the site to begin in 2023.

IRONROC ENERGY 5 new air permits approved in multiple counties 

IRONROCK Energy Corporation is a Houston, Texas-based, independent oil and natural gas company. IRONROCK helps investors maximize production and cash flow from their onshore properties in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas while using its own designed equipment and technologies to produce and acquire crude oil and natural gas properties in the United States.

Austin Chalk 650-mile long geological formation, stretching underground from the Mexico-Texas border, through central Louisiana and into Mississippi. Austin Chalk holds about 4.1 billion barrels of crude, 18 trillion cubic feet of gas and 1 billion barrels of natural-gas liquids. Austin Chalk oil recoveries since 2018 averaged 60% higher than those of the Lower Eagle Ford

Pipeline Projects

VISTA RESOURCES LLC – Pipeline Transfer – 15 Miles – Permit#T10367 – LIMESTONE

Vista Resources, Inc., is a well established, independent oil and natural gas company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Vista has entered into strategic alliances with various industry and joint venture partners on oil and natural gas drilling programs, acquisitions and pipeline projects throughout the Appalachian Basin and the Rockies. The company and its subsidiaries are engaged in oil and natural gas exploration, development, production and marketing.

Limestone County, TX currently ranks #203 in the nation based on barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) production.  Limestone County, TX has had 1,424 wells drilled this year.

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