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Operations commence at new Corpus Christi terminal

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Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC (HEP), along with its bulk liquid terminal subsidiary Maverick Terminals Corpus LLC, has announced the completion of its new bulk liquid terminal facility in the Port of Corpus Christi. Operations have commenced, including the storage, blending, and unit-train loading of two grades of gasoline – ULSD and gasoline blend stocks from various local refineries – for ultimate delivery to global markets.

The new terminal facility consists of six 80 000-bbl tanks with an aggregate storage capacity of 480 000 bbls. The facility is permitted for up to 1.25 million bbls of storage, with the capability to expand to up to 2.5 million bbls within the current real estate footprint of 41 acres. Products can be received by marine vessels and via a 12 in. pipeline, owned by HEP, which is connected to Origin Station, providing direct connectivity to all six refineries in Corpus Christi.

HEP has also entered into an agreement with the Port of Corpus Christi to engineer and build Dock 20, which is being designed to accommodate Suezmax-class vessels for the movement of a variety of bulk petroleum liquids at transfer rates of up to 50 000 bbls per hour.

“The expansion of our terminal services to the Port of Corpus Christi is a strategic decision supporting our plan to provide efficient logistics solutions serving producers, refiners, traders, blenders, and end-users,” said Mark Helmke, senior vice president of terminals and transportation for Howard Energy Partners. “With the Corpus Christi terminal up and running, we are now able to provide a variety of options along the Gulf Coast for the safe and efficient movement of petroleum and other bulk liquids.”

“The Corpus Christi terminal, with its strategic location, pipeline connectivity, efficient rail loading facilities, and planned Suezmax dock, is poised to provide world-class midstream services to clients seeking to export crude oil, refined products, and NGLs from our major production basins and refining centers to the global markets,” said Brad Bynum, president and co-founder of Howard Energy Partners. “The completion of this facility is also a significant step in our continued plans to develop key infrastructure for the movement of energy commodities into and out of Mexico.”

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