01.02.16. Dos Aguilas, LLC, a subsidiary of Howard Midstream Energy Partners, plans to permit, construct and operate an open access system of refined products terminals and pipelines spanning from Texas to northern Mexico.
The Dos Aguilas project will offer direct transport services for gasoline, ultra-low sulphur diesel, and jet fuel from the Corpus Christi refinery complex to Laredo, Texas, and on to northern Mexico markets through deliveries to Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas and Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, near Monterrey. Pending all government approvals, the project is expected to be in-service in the first quarter of 2018.
The project includes four new refined liquids terminals with a total combined capacity of 1.15 million barrels and approximately 287 miles of 12ins pipeline with 72,000 bpd of initial capacity and the capability to expand to up to 90,000 bpd. In the US, the project comprises a new terminal in Robstown, Texas, near Corpus Christi and a 141 mile pipeline between Robstown and a new terminal in Laredo. It also includes 10 miles of pipeline from Laredo to the Rio Grande river and border crossing facilities. In Mexico, the project will consist of 12 miles of pipeline from the Rio Grande to a new terminal in Nuevo Laredo and 124 miles of pipeline from Nuevo Laredo to a new terminal in Santa Catarina. The whole project is expected to cost approximately US$500 million. US and Mexican governmental processes have commenced.

1st February 2016