San Mateo Midstream, LLC Announces Completion of Crude Oil Pipeline System in New Mexico

December 19, 2018

DALLAS, Texas – December 19, 2018 – San Mateo Midstream, LLC (“San Mateo”) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, San Mateo Black River Oil Pipeline, LLC, has placed into service its crude oil gathering and transportation system in Eddy County, New Mexico (the “Rustler Breaks Pipeline System”) following a successful open season to gauge shipper interest in committed crude oil interstate transportation service on the Rustler Breaks Pipeline System earlier this year.  The Rustler Breaks Pipeline System includes approximately 17 miles of 10-inch diameter crude oil gathering and transportation pipelines from origin points in Eddy County, New Mexico to an interconnect with Plains Pipeline, L.P. 


As previously announced on January 22, 2018, San Mateo and a subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) (“Plains”) have entered into a strategic relationship to gather and transport crude oil for upstream producers in Eddy County, New Mexico. Subsidiaries of San Mateo and Plains have agreed to work together through a Joint Tariff arrangement and related transactions to offer producers located within a joint development area of approximately 400,000 acres in Eddy County, New Mexico (the “Joint Development Area”) crude oil transportation services from the wellhead to Midland, Texas with access to other end markets.  The completion of the Rustler Breaks Pipeline System is an important step in this strategic relationship as oil has begun flowing from the wellhead in Eddy County, New Mexico to Midland, Texas through a connection with Plains.  The Rustler Breaks Pipeline System is sufficient to support growing volumes from its anchor customer, Matador Resources Company, and other producers without significant additional capital investment.


Matt Spicer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of San Mateo, said, “Placing the Rustler Breaks Pipeline System into service completes San Mateo’s goal of being a full-service midstream solution for producers in the northern Delaware Basin.  San Mateo is now able to offer services across all three production streams—crude oil, natural gas and produced water. Gathering and transporting crude oil through the Rustler Breaks Pipeline System offers significant cost savings and flow assurance for producers as compared to transporting crude oil by truck.  We look forward to continuing to provide best-in-class service as we add value and reliability for our customers.”


Please direct any commercial inquiries about the Rustler Breaks Pipeline System or San Mateo’s other natural gas and water services in Eddy County, New Mexico and Loving County, Texas to Corey Lothamer, Vice President of Business Development, at (972) 371-5203 or


About San Mateo Midstream, LLC

San Mateo Midstream, LLC is a strategic joint venture formed in February 2017 by a subsidiary of Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) and a subsidiary of Five Point Energy LLC. San Mateo provides an all-inclusive approach to midstream services for the three main product streams produced by oil and natural gas activities, including salt water gathering and disposal services, natural gas gathering, compression, treating and processing services, and oil gathering, transportation and blending services. San Mateo owns and operates oil, natural gas and water gathering and transportation systems in Eddy County, New Mexico and Loving County, Texas, the Black River Processing Plant in Eddy County, New Mexico with a designed inlet capacity of 260 million cubic feet of natural gas per day and eight commercial salt water disposal wells in Eddy County, New Mexico and Loving County, Texas. San Mateo serves as one of the primary midstream solutions for multiple customers across the northern Delaware Basin, including its anchor customer, Matador Resources Company.


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Contact Information

Michael Frenzel

Vice President and Treasurer

(972) 371-5221