1,218 total miles of pipeline in the U.S. and Mexico
1.5 B Cf/d
1.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas pipeline throughput
600 MM cf/d
600 million cubic feet per day of cryogenic processing capacity
Over 2.4 million barrels of product storage
160,000 compression horsepower
Howard Energy Partners provides its customers with an integrated platform of midstream infrastructures and services from wellhead to market. We take great pride in providing high-quality, timely and reliable services in a safe and environmentally friendly way. We also understand the challenges our customers face and remain committed to meeting their needs and creating values for our partners.
Since the beginning, our strategy has been to build a diversified, sustainable midstream company through organic growth and acquisitions with a focus on long-term value creation. All of our assets are equally important. Each one plays a role in our long-term growth strategy.
Below is some information on just a few of our projects. Contact us for more information on all of our assets.
The approximately 200-mile Nueva Era pipeline, a joint venture between Howard Energy Partners and Mexico-based Grupo Clisa, is the first cross-border pipeline that directly links South Texas natural gas production to end-users in and around Monterrey, Mexico. Today, the Nueva Era pipeline provides a reliable supply of low-cost natural gas to the rapidly growing industrial sector of northern Mexico, displacing between 8.7 and 11.9 million metric tons of CO2e per year while simultaneously providing a whole new market outlet for natural gas producers in South Texas. Increasing the exportation of natural gas to Mexico provides a cleaner and cheaper fuel alternative and is a significant and positive factor in helping solve the socioeconomic issues that impact the region.
Live Oak Stabilizer
The Live Oak Stabilizer, located in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale, is a 15,000 barrel-per-day facility that provides a firm, field-level sales point and processing outlet for both on-spec and off-spec hydrocarbon liquids. Until its completion, the nearest available facility for oil and gas operators to dispose of these liquids was over 400 miles away via heavy truck transport. Our team thought outside the box and was able to build a one-of-a-kind facility that transforms a waste stream into three separate marketable products – condensate, y-grade natural gas liquids and rich gas, saving approximately 1.6 million gallons of diesel per year. The Live Oak Stabilizer not only unlocked hidden value for our customers, but also reduced 15.6 million truck miles per year across Texas highways.
In 2014, we identified an underdeveloped but strategically located facility near one of the busiest refining locations in North America, Port Arthur, Texas. Over time, we have developed and expanded the midstream infrastructure at this location to efficiently handle a variety of bulk liquids, including refined fuels, renewable diesel, crude oil, and condensate. Today, this first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art facility serves some of the largest energy companies in the world. We have 132,000 barrels of storage, capable of loading custom blend products onto outgoing AfraMax ships, as well as handle 39,000 barrels per day by unit trains from Canada to Mexico.
In 2021, we announced a significant expansion of our Port Arthur facility to support Diamond Green Diesel’s (DGD), a 50/50 joint venture between Valero Energy Corporation and Darling Ingredients Inc, 470-million-gallon-per-year renewable diesel production facility located at Valero’s Port Arthur refinery. Once the expansion is completed, we will provide DGD with logistics solutions for renewable diesel feedstock and finished product through 1.9 million barrels of refined product storage, 16 miles of rail track with unit train and manifest service from two railroads, three large barge docks, two ship docks, and pipeline connectivity to local refiners and major refined product distribution hubs. This partnership further supports our goal to bring sustainable, clean-burning fuel to market as the demand for renewable diesel continues to strengthen.
The Delaware Basin is one of the most sought-after and competitive oil and gas producing regions in the country. We are proud to have been chosen by WPX Energy as their premier midstream partner, to jointly develop natural gas treating, processing, and gathering infrastructure in the region. Since the Delaware basin produces primarily crude oil, natural gas is often a byproduct that is flared. Today, 0ur Stateline Plant processes over 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day at our facility and 908 million gallons per day of natural gas liquids(NGL’s), that will be turned into thousands of useful everyday products. Pipelines and cryogenic processing plants, like we have built in this area, reduce flaring in the area and turns an otherwise waste gas stream into economically viable product streams of natural gas and natural gas liquids.
- Formation of HEP through the acquisition of a South Texas natural gas gathering system in Maverick, Zavala and Dimmit counties, with capital provided by Quanta Services and Crosstex Energy
- Acquisition of additional natural gas gathering assets located in Webb County in the Eagle Ford Shale
- GE Oil and Gas joins as a capital provider
- Completion of the Reveille natural gas plant and other associated NGL transportation infrastructure in south Texas
- Alinda Capital Partners replaces GE Oil and Gas and Quanta Services as new capital provider
- Completion of the Brownsville bulk liquids terminal and the Live Oak Stabilizer in south Texas
- Entrance into the Marcellus Shale through the acquisition of natural gas gathering assets
- Acquisition of a majority interest in the Port Arthur bulk liquids terminal
- Formation of the Nueva Era Joint Venture with Grupo CLISA
- Expansion of the Brownsville bulk liquids terminal to handle fuel oil
- AIMCO buys EnLink Midstream’s (formerly Crosstex) position in HEP
- Entrance into the Delaware Basin through a joint venture with WPX Energy; capital providers are Alinda, AIMCO and GIC
- Expansion of Marcellus Shale gathering system
- Completion of the Corpus Christi bulk liquids terminal
- Completion of the Nueva Era Pipeline, the first cross-border pipeline directly connecting South Texas production to major Mexican industrial hubs
- Completion of a 200 MMcf/d gas processing plant to support our Delaware Basin assets
- Major expansion of the Port Arthur bulk liquids terminal, including a deep-water dock
- Completion of a second 200 MMcf/d gas processing plant in the Delaware Basin
- Formation of Dos Caminos JV with NextEra, to support growth in South Texas
- Development of grassroots natural gas gathering assets in Oklahoma to serve the development of the STACK formation
- Expansion of natural gas gathering assets in Oklahoma
- Acquisition of Javelina Facility in Corpus Christi
Howard Energy Partners to Significantly Expand its Port Arthur Facility to Support Local Renewable Diesel Production