By March 23, 2016 Read More →

Rangeland Energy building Corpus Christi terminal, exporting to Mexico

Subsequent phases may include Rangeland marine-based facility in Corpus Christi with access to a terminal in Tuxpan, Mexico

RangelandSUGAR LAND, Texas – Rangeland Energy announced today that it has started development of the South Texas Energy Products System in Corpus Christi similar to successful facilities it owns in West Texas and North Dakota.

STEPS is an integrated hydrocarbon logistics system that will receive and store refined products, liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) and other hydrocarbons at a new terminal hub located in Corpus Christi, Texas, and transport them to terminals primarily located in Mexico.

During the initial phase of the project, refined products and LPG will be received in the Corpus Christi terminal then shipped to inland terminals located in Mexico.

In subsequent phases, marine facilities in Corpus Christi will be added to the system, along with the infrastructure to accommodate additional commodities including crude oil, condensate and fuel oil.

“STEPS will be a great benefit to U.S. refiners, marketers and consumers in Mexico. There is an abundance of hydrocarbons in the U.S. and an increasing demand for gasoline, diesel and propane in Mexico,” said Chris Keene, president and CEO of Rangeland Energy.


Chris Keene, president and CEO of Rangeland Energy

The STEPS project will expand upon and leverage Rangeland’s successful track record of developing similar infrastructure in the Bakken Shale and Permian Basin.

“We will begin by transloading into rail cars for manifest shipments and grow that business into a large unit-train operation that ties together Corpus Christi’s refineries, tank farms, splitters, fractionators and other plants into a well-connected and efficient hydrocarbon hub,” said Keene.

Phase I

The first phase of STEPS will be the construction of the terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, where Rangeland has entered into an agreement to purchase approximately 190 acres of land.

The terminal site in Corpus Christi is strategically situated along the Kansas City Southern Railroad mainline within five miles of the Port of Corpus Christi and the Valero, CITGO, and Flint Hills refineries.

Inbound products initially will be delivered by truck or rail, followed later by pipeline and barge. Refined products and LPG will move out of the STEPS Corpus Terminal primarily by rail, but the terminal could eventually connect to pipelines and vessels.

Phase II and Additional Growth

While construction of the Corpus Christi terminal is underway, Rangeland will work with others to explore the development of inland rail unloading terminal alternatives located on the KCS mainline in Mexico. Destinations may include Monterrey/Saltillo, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Guadalajara and Mexico City.

Phase II will include the expansion of the Corpus Christi Terminal to accommodate multiple unit trains as well as additional capacity to handle other commodities.

Subsequent phases may include the development of a marine-based facility in Corpus Christi with access to a marine-based destination terminal in Tuxpan, Mexico.


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