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Volume 13, Issue 5
Published: September 13, 2017
Fulfilling Houston's storage potential

Following the completion of 7.5 million barrels of underground cavern storage capacity, Fairway Energy is focusing on creating an extensive distribution network to support Houston’s thriving crude oil market

Fairway Energy’s underground cavern storage is addressing a need in Houston for a more efficient crude oil market
as production continues to drive demand for logistics infrastructure.
Commercial operations for Phase 1A have started at the Fairway Energy crude oil storage facility, which comprises 7.5 million barrels of underground storage caverns. This capacity is served by two separate bi-directional 24 inch pipelines, which are currently connected to the Genoa Junction hub and with potential access to the Speed Junction hub.
These pipelines will allow the company to receive inbound crude oil from the Permian and Eagle Ford Basins, the Mid-Continent and Canadian regions as well as the Gulf of Mexico.
The facility will address the region’s storage needs, which have been driven higher by the significant growth of pipeline-delivered crude oil into and through the Houston market. Currently, the facility comprises three segregated
underground caverns, supported by central pumping and metering facilities and by 6.5 million barrels of brine pond.

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Investing in a flourishing market
As the chemical industry experiences a resurgence in the US, Stolthaven Houston is positioning itself to meet growing demand for infrastructure The shale oil revolution has led to a revival in the US chemical sector as significant investments are made in production capacity, generating more demand for more supply chain infrastructure...
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Fulfilling Houston's storage potential
Following the completion of 7.5 million barrels of underground cavern storage capacity, Fairway Energy is focusing on creating an extensive distribution network to support Houston’s thriving crude oil market Fairway Energy’s underground cavern storage is addressing a need in Houston for a more efficient crude oil marketas production continues to drive demand for logistics infrastructure...
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The storage and transport games
A lack of refining capacity in Mexico means that oil product imports will continue to increase, and infrastructure investments are now being made to capitalise on these market dynamics The storage and transport games started long ago, back in 2013, when several investors saw the potential demand for refined imported products from Tuxpan Veracruz...
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The rupture ripple effect
Analysing the impact of crude pipeline outages on the supply chain The network of crude pipelines in North America serves as the circulatory system for the oil supply chain...
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From demand pull to supply push
Altered supply chain dynamics, which has seen the US move from peak oil to a supply glut, have created attractive conditions for storage operators The resurgence in US crude production over the past several years has generated a myriad of market and structuralchanges, including upending world trade flows while pressing and holding refined fuel prices at low levels that has incentivised demand...
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Turbulent times
How sanctions on Venezuelan crude, Mexico’s energy liberalisation and President Trump’s ‘America first’ energy stance are having an effect on trade flows across the US...
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