Two Expansion Projects in Texas Will Boost Exports to Mexico

Completion of a pair of expansion projects in Port Arthur and Corpus Christi by Howard Energy Partners will allow the company to do more exports of crude oil, gasoline diesel and other products to Mexico.

"Substantial expansions at our Port Arthur and Corpus Christi facilities signify HEP's commitment to designing and constructing fully-engineered facilities that are tailored to meet the exact needs of our customers," Howard Energy Partners Co-Founder and President Brad Bynum said in a statement.

The company will get 2.6 million barrels of storage in the region after the completion of the expansion projects, which recently added 12 new storage tanks, four butane bullets, two barge docks, one ship dock and a bidirectional pipeline to its 450-acre Port Arthur terminal.

The expansion projects are expected to boost the company's exports by rail and seafaring tankers, as Mexico has emerged to be one of Howard's top customers.


Howard Energy Partners Made Deals to Enter into Natural Gas Gathering System in Oklahoma

Howard Energy Partners, a San Antonio pipeline operator has announced on Tuesday that the company had made a deal with a major North American oil and gas producer to enter Oklahoma market. They plan to build, own and operate a new natural gas gathering located in Sooner State's prolific STACK shale play that needs more pipeline capacity.

Although the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Howard's new pipeline system will be anchored by fee-based, long-term acreage dedications totaling approximately 10,000 acres in Dewey and Custer counties in central Oklahoma.

The service is expected to begin by the end of the third quarter of this year with an initial capacity of 110 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, which can be expanded to support more wells and companies in the area. Gathering pipelines are used to move natural gas from individual wells to high-capacity and large transmission pipelines.



Two Pipeline Operators Joining Forces to Move Natural Gas from Eagle Ford Shale to Agua Dulce Hub

San Antonio pipeline operator Howard Energy Partners and Florida-based NextEra Energy Partners have announced a joint venture on Wednesday morning with the intention to move more natural gas from the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas to the Agua Dulce hub in Nueces County, Texas.

New pipeline opportunities in areas of Webb, Duval, Zapata, Dimmit, La Salle, McMullen, Live Oak and Jim Wells counties will be explored by the two companies.

"The synergies between HEP's and NextEra Energy Partners' Eagle Ford assets provide for a compelling footprint, and we are excited about the potential for this joint venture," Howard Energy Partners CEO Mike Howard said in a statement.

A network of gathering pipelines in the natural gas-rich western end of the Eagle Ford Shale is owned by Howard Energy Partners. Eagle Ford Midstream pipeline network, which moves natural gas from the western end of the Eagle Ford to the Agua Dulce natural gas hub is owned by NextEra Energy Partners.

Natural gas reaching the Agua Dulce hub can be shipped on interstate pipelines, to Cheniere Energy's new liquefied natural gas export terminal in Corpus Christi or destination in Mexico.

"While requiring minimal capital investment, this agreement is expected to increase capacity utilization on NEP's EFM system and improve gross margins by giving NEP access to additional producer volumes in an active Eagle Ford region," NextEra Energy Partners President Armando Pimentel said in a statement.


Catalyst Midstream Partners Announces Open Season for New Crude Pipeline System in Delaware Basin

Catalyst Midstream Partners announced Friday it has launched a binding open season for shipper commitments to a new crude oil pipeline system that would serve the Delaware Basin.

The system would include 50 miles of crude oil gathering and transportation pipelines with a capacity of 125,000 barrels per day. The system would deliver to a terminal facility located in Loving County, Texas, which has a capacity of 50,000 barrels.

Construction has already begun on the pipeline and is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2018.

Catalyst Midstream Partners is a joint venture between Howard Energy Partners and WPX Energy Inc.

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Howard Midstream Partners to go Public with $200 Million IPO

Howard Midstream Partners announced Tuesday that it plans to go public with a $200 million initial public offering.

Howard Midstream operates natural gas, natural gas liquids, and refined product midstream services in Texas, Pennsylvania, and along the Texas Gulf Coast. It operates more than 800 miles of natural gas and natural gas liquids pipelines, most of which are in South Texas.

Howard Midstream said in 2016 it generated $7.7 million of net income but had a net loss of $3.9 million in the first half of this year.

San Antonio-based Howard Midstream Partners is a fee-based limited partnership subsidiary formed by privately-held Howard Energy Partners.

Houston Chronicle

Pipeline Company Howard Energy to Construct $150 Million Storage, Export Facility

Pipeline company Howard Energy Partners plans to construct a $150 million storage facility in the port of Corpus Christi to serve as an entry point to the Mexico and overseas export markets.

Howard Energy does most of its business in natural gas pipelines, storage, and processing, and operates more than 500 miles of pipelines and 220,000 barrels of liquid storage capacity in Brownsville.

Howard Energy is looking to diversify itself across the oil and gas market and expects this project to allow the company to export more crude oil and refined product.

The first phase of the facility should be complete by the end of 2018. Once the entire project is done, the company hopes to have an additional 1.6 million barrels of crude oil storage.

Houston Chronicle

Howard Energy Enters $563 Million Joint Venture for New Pipeline System in Permian Basin

Howard Midstream Energy Partners announced Tuesday it is entering a $563 million partnership with WPX Energy to build a 50-mile crude oil pipeline and processing system in the Permian Basin.

Once the company completes construction, the pipeline system will have the capacity to transport and process 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day in the Permian's Delaware Basin.

Calling it the most prolific basin in the nation, Howard Energy CEO Mike Howard said in the release that the joint venture shows that the company can differentiate among its competitors and raise significant capital for large-scale infrastructure projects.

Howard Energy is based out of San Antonio, Texas and owns and operates pipeline and storage infrastructure in both Texas and Pennsylvania.

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