Howard Energy reported the expansion of its bulk liquids terminal facilities in Port Arthur and Corpus Christi, Texas is now complete. The completion of these projects increases HEP's Gulf Coast terminal storage capacity to 2.6 MMbbls with three ship docks, three barge docks, unit train loading capacity for up to two trains per day, and direct pipeline connectivity through wholly-owned pipelines to seven refineries.
The Port Arthur facility now contains 16 tanks with 1.35 MMbbls of storage capacity. Howard Energy Partners is now able to blend gasoline with up to six separate components at delivery rates of up to 40 Mbbls/Hr, meeting specific regional and international quality specifications. Customers can now optimize the value of the molecules specific to each market.
TC Energy and IEnova's 2.6 Bcf/d Sur de Texas-Tuxpan pipeline has been completed following significant delays. The TC-operated pipeline adds capacity for U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico through delivering gas to the inland Mexican pipeline network Sistrangas. Service is anticipated to commence by the end of this month. In 2018, total demand in Mexico reached 8 Bcf/d and imports peaked as high as 6 Bcf/d.