Midstreamer NuStar Energy LP has unveiled plans to boost capacity by 6,000 b/d on a 293-mile refined products pipeline that runs from the Panhandle in Texas to Albuquerque, NM.

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The San Antonio-based limited partnership said Wednesday it would upgrade pump stations on the 17.2 million b/d Amarillo-to-Albuquerque Pipeline, which it jointly owns with Phillips 66 Partners LP

NuStar also plans to install “larger and more efficient electric pumps and a modern, efficient, diesel-driven pump” to improve flow and reduce emissions by eliminating two pump stations. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2022.

CEO Brad Barron said the upgrades would help ensure ample supply of refined products, including gasoline, jet fuel and diesel, for the Albuquerque market after the...