Southcross strives to be a good steward of the environment through rigorous compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. We also aim to achieve our goal of eliminating all environmental safety incidents, including spills. In the event an incident does occur, reporting and cleanup will take place in a timely manner.

We also work hard to minimize the impact of our operations, products and services on the environment by implementing economically feasible projects that promote energy efficiency and the effective use of natural resources. Here are just a few examples:

Carbon Capture

Carbon Capture

In 2020, the acid gas injection well at our Lancaster Treater was responsible for the capture and secure geologic storage of approximately 11,900 metric tons of CO2, equivalent to the removal of GHG emissions from 2,585 typical passenger vehicles.

Solar Energy Power

Southcross uses solar panels to power most of our electric flow meters (EFM), antifoulant, and methanol injection pumps. These solar panels combine to an equivalent electricity savings of approximately 210 megawatts/year (MW/yr).

Solar Energy Power
Erosion Reduction

Erosion Reduction

We are developing a program to reduce erosion in specific areas by planting native grasses and plants, something we already do on our many miles of pipeline right of way.

Emission Reduction

All pipeline and plant compressors are driven by lean-burn gas fired engines controlled by oxidation catalyst. These controls reduce carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by 90% and volatile organic compounds (VOC) by 80%.

Emission Reduction
LDAR and Pipeline Inspection

LDAR and Pipeline Inspection

Our pipelines are continuously monitored for leaks and are regularly inspected by air and from the ground. All pipelines have cathodic protection to mitigate corrosion damage. A comprehensive leak detection and repair (LDAR) program using FLIR cameras reduces chances of GHG leaks and expedites repairs.