Maverick Terminals, LLC has expanded its presence at the Port of Brownsville with a new terminal consisting of four tanks with a total capacity of 300,000 barrels, expandable to 700,000 barrels. The terminal is used for storage and handling of fuel oil from various inland refineries in Mexico, in an effort to meet a growing demand for energy commodities in and out of Mexico.
Maverick, a bulk liquid terminal subsidiary of Howard Energy Partners, began operations of its second terminal, Brownsville Liquids Terminal Two, at the port on May 25.
“The nearest comparable facilities are located a considerable distance from the border, and with the rapidly developing changes occurring in Mexico as a result of the recently enacted energy reform, facilities located in the Port of Brownsville are going to play a major role in the movement of energy commodities into and out of Mexico,” said Mark Helmke, senior vice president of Terminals and Transportation for Howard Energy Partners.
All tanks, pipelines and related facilities are fully heated, insulated and capable of handling products from rail cars, trucks and marine vessels.
The project is an expansion of Maverick’s original Brownsville Liquids Terminal One, consisting of 21 tanks providing 221,000 barrels of bulk liquid storage for upstream, midstream and downstream hydrocarbons, and other bulk liquids requiring custom terminal services.