Howard Energy Partners Solicits Indications of Interest For Webb County Hub Services And Export Of Natural Gas To Mexico

May 21, 2015
Howard Energy Partners

SAN ANTONIO – May 21, 2015 - Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC (HEP) announced today that it is soliciting non-binding indications of interest from shippers for access to 1.12 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas hub services on its existing assets located in Webb County, Texas (Webb County Hub). Additionally, Impulsora Pipeline, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HEP, was recently issued a Presidential Permit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and plans to construct a new 36-inch pipeline to interconnect HEP’s Webb County Hub with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad’s Colombia-Escobedo project (Colombia), providing customers with direct export access to Mexico.

HEP is accepting indications of interest for the new hub services and the export of natural gas to Mexico via the proposed Colombia interconnect from May 21 to June 12, 2015.

The Webb County Hub includes HEP’s existing 285 miles of pipeline, 200 million cubic feet per day cryogenic processing plant tailgate, and more than 360 million cubic feet per day of local production. The new hub services will connect domestic supply sources, including Agua Dulce, Houston Ship Channel, Katy, local production, and processing plant tailgates, via interconnects to existing intrastate markets and markets in Mexico. A map of the Webb County Hub and Impulsora’s proposed Colombia interconnect can be found below.

“These new hub services on our Webb County system and the proposed Colombia interconnect leverage the strategic location of our existing assets to create new markets for South Texas gas and cross-border partnerships that will significantly reduce energy costs for Mexican consumers,” said Brandon Seale, president of Howard Energy Mexico.

By the publishing of this notice, neither Howard nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates will be obligated to enter into any third-party agreements with respect to the Webb County Hub and may terminate or amend this solicitation for any reason, at any time. Hub fees will be dependent on term and volume commitments, and are subject to the shipper’s balancing and storage requirements.

Interested shippers are asked to send a written indication of interest with desired volume, term, and start date to Steve Cruse scruse@howardep.com or Brandon Seale bseale@howardep.com at 17806 IH-10 West, Suite 210, San Antonio, Texas 78257.

Upon receipt of a written indication of interest, HEP will provide interested shippers with a ConfidentialityAgreement in order to enter commercial discussions.

About Howard Energy Partners

San Antonio-based Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC dba Howard Energy Partners is an independent midstream energy company, owning and operating approximately 700 miles of natural gas pipelines, natural gas liquids processing plants, rail facilities, liquid storage terminals, deep water port facilities, and other related midstream assets.  The company has offices in San Antonio and Houston, Texas.  For more information on Howard Energy Partners, please visit our website www.howardenergypartners.com.