Bulk Liquid Storage

As part of its full suite of midstream services, Howard Energy Partners owns and operates several bulk liquid storage facilities, handling products such as crude oil, natural gas liquids and refined products. HEP’s state-of-the-art and strategically located facilities provide strong, reliable service to meet our customers’ storage, distribution, blending and logistical needs.

Brownsville Terminal

The Port of Brownsville is the nearest full services port serving the industrial and manufacturing hub of Monterrey, Mexico. The Port of Brownsville and is an emerging "port of call" for the movement of bulk petroleum, natural gas liquids and other specialized bulk liquid commodities being imported or exported between Mexico and various supply points. The complex is on 21 acres and has 25 tanks with a current storage capacity of 525,000 barrels, rail facilities for up to 50 railcars, and truck rack capacity for up to 6 trucks. There is sufficient land to enable the construction of up to 550,000 barrels of future capacity.

The Port of Brownsville has a heavy weight (119,000 Gross Vehicle Weight) truck transportation corridor between the port and international crossing points, it also has access to Interstate 69 via Toll Road 550.  Inland marine vessels access the port via the intercoastal waterway.  Inland Barges and Deepwater Marine vessels access the terminal via the Liquid Cargo Dock, a “Panamax” Class dock.

The terminal was engineered and constructed to efficiently handle a variety of bulk liquids including refined motor fuels, paraffin waxes, base oils, and #6 fuel oil.  The facilities have been designed to meet customer driven performance requirements, where we provide not only storage but a variety of ancillary services.

 
 
Details

CURRENT STORAGE CAPACITY

  • 525,000 Barrels

RAIL CAPACITY  

  • 35 Loading / Unloading Positions
  • 22 Storage Positions
  • Served by the Brownsville Rio Grande Railroad with access to the Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern, and BNSF railroads

TRUCK RACK CAPACITY

  • On-Scale Loading (3)
  • Metered Unloading (2)
  • Spare Lane
    All Automated

HEATING CAPACITY

  • 250 HP Steam Generators (2)
  • 600 HP Steam Generators (2)
  • 10 MMBtu Thermal Fluid Heater

MARINE FACILITIES

  • PANAMAX Class Dock
    • 36’ Draft
    • 725’ LOA x 106’ BEAM
    • 5 x 8” dock pipelines
    • 1 x 24” dock pipeline
    • Marine loading rates of up to 20,000 barrels per hour

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Port Arthur Terminal

HEP owns the majority interest in the Port Arthur Terminal, strategically located on 462 acres of land on Taylor Basin and Taylor Bayou in Port Arthur, 13 miles from the Gulf of Mexico via the Sabine Neches Waterway with Inland barges access to the terminal via the intercoastal Waterway. The terminal has a current storage capacity of 228,000 barrels with an additional 1.1 million barrels of capacity under construction. We have sufficient land to enable the construction of up to 22,500,000 barrels of future capacity.

The terminal was engineered and is being constructed to efficiently handle a variety of bulk liquids including refined motor fuels, crude oil, and condensate.  The facilities have been designed to meet customer driven performance standards, where we provide not only storage but solutions for specific requirements.

 
 
Details

CURRENT STORAGE CAPACITY

  • 228,000 Barrels (Existing)
  • 1,100,000 Barrels (Under Construction)

RAIL CAPACITY 

  • 20 Loading / Unloading Positions
  • Unit-Train Capacity for up to 5 Unit-Trains
  • Served by the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads

TRUCK RACK CAPACITY

  • Metered Unloading (Butane) (3)
  • All Automated

PIPELINE ACCESS

  • The Port Arthur terminal is connected to the Sabine Bayou pipeline, a 16” and 20” bi-directional pipeline system originating at TOTAL’s West Port Arthur Tank Farm and terminating at our Gulfway tank farm, located adjacent to Taylor Basin.

MARINE FACILITIES

  • Inland Barge Dock located on Taylor Bayou
    • 2 x 30,000 barrel barges
    • 2 x 16” dock pipelines
    • Marine Vapor Control System
  • Inland Barge Dock located on Taylor Basin
    • 4 x 30,000 barrel barges
    • 3 – 10” dock pipelines
    • Marine Vapor Control System
  • AFRAMAX Class Dock
    • 42’ Draft
    • 800’ LOA x 140’ BEAM
    • 3 x 20” pipelines
    • Marine loading rates of up to 30,000 barrels per hour
    • Marine Vapor Control System

COMMERCIAL CONTACTS

Corpus Christi Terminal

HEP is constructing a new terminal on a 41 acre site located in the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas.  The facility will be constructed in 3 phases and will have approximately 2.6 million barrels of storage capacity when construction is completed.  Phase I of the project includes the construction of 6 x 80,000 barrel tanks, a unit-train loading rack and connection to a public dock capable of handling Inland barges or deepwater vessels.  Phase II, which has already been permitted, is for the construction of 7 x 120,000 barrel tanks.  We are proceeding with the engineering and permitting for the construction of a Suezmax class dock, for which construction would commence in 24 – 36 months.  The facility will serve as an origination and destination for several pipeline projects which have been announced by HEP and other third parties.

The terminal is being engineered and constructed to efficiently handle a variety of bulk liquids including refined motor fuels, crude oil, and condensate.  The facilities have been designed to meet customer driven performance standards, where we provide not only storage but solutions for specific requirements.

 
 
Details

PLANNED STORAGE CAPACITY

  • Phase 1 – six 80,000 bbl tanks
  • Phase 2 – seven 120,000 bbl tanks
  • Phase 3 – five 250,000 bbl tanks

RAIL CAPACITY 

  • 20 Loading / Unloading Positions (under construction – Phase I)
  • Unit-Train capacity for up to on unit train
  • Served by the Genesse & Wyoming Railroad with access to Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern, and BNSF railroads

MARINE FACILITIES

  • PANAMAX Class Dock (EXISTING)
    • 42’ Draft
    • 725’ LOA x 106’ BEAM
  • Marine loading rates of up to 20,000 barrels per hour
  • SUEZMAX Class Dock (FUTURE)
    • 42’ Draft
    • 1000’ LOA x 254’ BEAM
    • 3 x 30” pipelines
    • Marine loading rates of up to 55,000 barrels per hour
    • Marine Vapor Control System

COMMERCIAL CONTACTS

Three Rivers Terminal

HEP owns a terminal on a 22 acre site located adjacent to our natural gas liquids stabilizer in Three Rivers, Texas.  The terminal was constructed to meet the specific operational needs required to unload up to 60 trucks per day of high pressure mixed NGL liquids and for loading up to 60 trucks per day of stabilized condensate. 

 
 
Details

STORAGE CAPACITY

  • 20,000 Barrels

TRUCK CAPACITY

  • Eight Trucks

COMMERCIAL CONTACTS