JupiterMLP has been given the green light to build up to 2.5 million barrels of storage for hydrocarbons and a new liquid cargo dock in the Port of Brownsville.
The privately held midstream company has been given the necessary permits from the Port Authority, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the US Army Corps of Engineers for the project.
These permits mean that the company will be able to load/unload vessels of up to 65,000 deadweight tonnes or Panamax sized vessels at a rate of up to 30,000 barrels per hour at the Jupiter Export Terminal, which will be directly connected to the Permian Basin via pipeline. In addition to the dock improvements, Jupiter will also be able to construct multiple rail racks for crude oil and refined products.
The storage terminal will also be able to blend refined products including diesel and petrol. The permit granted to Jupiter enables the blending of components to meet US and Mexico petrol specifications.
The company also announced that it has started the permitting and engineering process for two additional private docks inside the port. With the liquid dock and two private docks, the company will have the capacity to load and unload up to one million barrels of crude/products per day.
The terminal will be fully operational in 2020.
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