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Date: 10/04/2012 Location: Sumner, Texas Description: A pipeline worker walks the length of a pipe as work continues. Oil has long lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across the Texas landscape, a symbiosis nurtured by generations and built on an unspoken honor code that allowed agriculture to thrive while oil was extracted.  © AP Image/Tony Gutierrez Date: 01/14/2009 Location: Budapest, Hungary Description: Naftogaz did not deliver the gas to Europe, saying Russia's Gazprom demanded it use a route that was technically arduous and would force it to halt supplies to a large swath of its own territory. The politically charged gas dispute has dramatically lowered supplies to Europe and angered the European Union.  © AP Image/Bela Szandelszky Date: 04/26/2012 Location: Lower Saxony, Germany Description: A worker cleans up at Syke during construction of the North European Gas Pipeline (NEL), a weld in a pipe. By the total number of 440-kilometer gas pipeline from Ludmin Mecklenburg Rehden in Lower Saxony to the future, natural gas from Siberia to be sponsored by the laid in the Baltic Nord Stream pipeline to Germany.  © AP Image/Foto: Joerg Sarbach/dapd


On December 4, 2013, NuStar Logistics, L.P. (NuStar) submitted an application to the Department of State (the Department) for a new Presidential Permit for its Dos Laredos Pipeline, that would replace a Presidential Permit issued on December 19, 2003 (the 2003 Presidential Permit). Specifically, NuStar requests a new Presidential Permit that: (1) reflects NuStar’s name change from Valero Logistics Operations, L.P. to NuStar Logistics, L.P., as the owner and operator of the Dos Laredos Pipeline crossing the international boundary; and (2) expands the types of products that may be transported through the pipeline. The 2003 Presidential Permit only allows shipment of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), while NuStar is now also seeking to transport other specifically defined petroleum products, including diesel.

The Dos Laredos Pipeline is an 8 and 5/8 inch outer diameter pipeline at the United States-Mexico border that connects the NuStar terminal in Laredo, Texas, with a terminal in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The U.S. portion of Dos Laredos Pipeline consists of approximately 10.6 miles of pipeline from the NuStar terminal in Laredo, Texas to a location on the Rio Grande known as “La Bota,” approximately six miles northwest of downtown Laredo. The Mexican portion consists of approximately 1.5 kilometers of pipeline from the Rio Grande crossing to the Nuevo Laredo terminal.

Executive Order (E.O.) 13337 delegates to the Secretary of State the President’s authority to receive applications for permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of facilities for the exportation or importation of petroleum, petroleum products, coal, or other fuels (except natural gas) at the border of the United States and to issue or deny such Presidential Permits upon a national interest determination.

-Application - NuStar Logistics - Dos Laredos