Rangeland Energy has begun development of the South Texas Energy Products System (STEPS). STEPS is an integrated hydrocarbon logistics system that will receive and store refined products, LPG and other hydrocarbons at a new terminal hub in Corpus Christi, TX for transport primarily to Mexico.
In the initial phase of the project, refined products and LPG will be received in the Corpus Christi terminal and shipped to inland terminals in Mexico. In subsequent phases, marine facilities in Corpus Christi will be added to the system, along with the infrastructure to accommodate commodities including crude oil, condensate and fuel oil.
Rangeland has an agreement to purchase about 190 acres of land in Corpus Christi for the terminal. The site is strategically located along the Kansas City Southern Railroad mainline within 5 miles of the Port of Corpus Christi, and the Valero, CITGO and Flint Hills refineries. Inbound products initially will be delivered by truck or rail, followed by pipeline and barge.
The terminal should be in-service early in 2017. Initial Phase I rail shipments will be by manifest with the facility accommodating unit trains later in 2017.