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New Corpus Christi terminal will help ship diesel to Mexico

A new refined products terminal in Corpus Christi will play a key role in delivering goods to Mexico after coming online.

Rangeland Energy III LLC announced on June 5 operations were officially underway at its South Texas Energy Products System terminal facility in Corpus Christi. The project was first announced in March 2016 as an integrated hydrocarbon logistics system intended to help transport refined products to the company’s customer base in Mexico, according to a press release.

“Rangeland is looking forward to facilitating the transportation of diesel to destinations in Mexico for a major industry player,” Rangeland president and CEO Christopher W. Keene said. “This is the first customer to contract with us for services at the STEPS facility. As we continue to build out the STEPS project, we are working with other key marketers, refiners and producers to provide services into and out of STEPS.”

The release did not specify the customer mentioned by Keene.

Rangeland is using the terminal hub to receive and store refined products, liquefied petroleum gas and other hydrocarbons in Corpus Christi. They are then transported to terminals in other markets, primarily Mexico, the release states.

The diesel part of last week’s announcement will be delivered in railcars to third-party inland terminals in Mexico via the Kansas City Southern Railway.

Rangeland representatives said that marine facilities in Corpus Christi and Mexico will be added to the system in future phases. In addition, new infrastructure will be added to handle additional products, like crude oil, condensate and fuel oil.

The Corpus Christi terminal site is located along the Kansas City Southern Railroad mainline, about five miles away from the Port of Corpus Christi and the Valero, Citgo and Flint Hills refineries.
Source: Caller Times

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