Howard Energy Partners Brings Live Oak Stabilizer Facility Online

October 1, 2014
Howard Energy Partners

SAN ANTONIO–Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC dba Howard Energy Partners (HEP) today announced it has successfully completed and brought online the Live Oak Stabilizer, its new off-spec liquids stabilizer facility near Three Rivers, Texas. The Live Oak Stabilizer facility has a current capacity of up to 15,000 barrels per day with the capability to expand based on customer needs. The facility provides off-spec liquids stabilization and a firm, field-level sales point and processing outlet for both on-spec and off-spec liquids out of the Eagle Ford Shale and other producing basins and is being utilized by active producers and liquids marketers in the South Texas area.

The Live Oak Stabilizer has the ability to separate off-spec liquids into three distinct, marketable products – condensate with a Reid vapor pressure of 9-11 pounds per square inch, y-grade natural gas liquids (NGLs) and rich gas. The facility can receive incoming liquids with a vapor pressure up to 205 pounds per square inch via a truck terminal with direct access off of Highway 281. The terminal features four unloading truck bays that can accommodate the unloading of up to 90 trucks per day and two outbound truck bays that can accommodate up to 30 outbound trucks per day. The Live Oak Stabilizer features multiple outlet options, including access to pipeline connections for the y-grade NGLs and rich gas, as well as pipelines and truck access for the produced condensate. Additionally, the facility is located adjacent to HEP’s Live Oak Rail Park, which provides many potential opportunities including receiving incoming liquids via rail, blending produced condensate with other crude products, and shipping produced condensate via rail to other markets.

“Bringing the Live Oak Stabilizer online marks an important step in our effort to provide for the growing need for firm stabilization and transport of off-spec liquids in the Eagle Ford area,” said Josh Weber, senior vice president of commercial and business development for Howard Energy Partners. “The nearest comparable facilities offering a firm market for off-spec liquids are in East Texas and the Fort Worth Basin. This facility is located in the heart of the Eagle Ford region and allows our South Texas customers to sell their product without incurring significant trucking and demurrage fees.”

About Howard Energy Partners
San Antonio-based Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC dba Howard Energy Partners is an independent midstream energy company, owning and operating approximately 500 miles of natural gas pipelines, natural gas liquids processing plants, amine treating plants, a railroad park, liquid storage terminals and other related midstream facilities in South Texas primarily serving the Olmos, Escondido and Eagle Ford resource plays. The company has offices in San Antonio, Houston, Three Rivers, and Laredo, Texas. For more information on Howard Energy Partners, please visit our website

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