Flint Hills Resources, Wichita KS, has begun operating a new fuel terminal in Bastrop County TX to supply jet fuel to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
“This new location allows us to continue supplying our local jet fuel customers as we dedicate one of our pipelines to ultra low sulfur diesel delivered to Central Texas,” said Kim Penner, senior-vice president of light products for Flint Hills Resources.
Flint Hills Resources began supplying the Austin-area market with low sulfur fuels in 2001 to help the Central Texas area meet clean air goals. Now that the Bastrop terminal is running, Flint Hills Resources will convert the jet fuel tanks storage at its east Austin terminal for additional gasoline and diesel storage, and will explore expanding the terminal’s truck-loading rack capacity. In addition, the company is expanding its truck-loading capabilities and fuel storage capacity by 40 percent in Waco TX, and plans to expand its pipeline capacity by 30,000 barrels per day to serve Central Texas markets.