Flint Hills Resources LP, which currently distributes fuels via terminals in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Bastrop, Austin, Fort Worth, and Waco TX, will build a new fuel terminal in Caldwell County to serve central Texas.
“This new terminal will begin operating in 2010. The strategic location of this terminal will allow us and our customers to more efficiently serve the growing central Texas corridor,” said Brad Urban, senior vice president. “Census data has shown about 400,000 people moved to the Austin/San Antonio area in the last five years. This growth, which we expect to continue, is driving increased fuel demand.”
The new terminal will include storage tanks and a four-bay truck-loading facility on property that provides access to the company’s proprietary refined products pipeline. The terminal’s footprint will cover less than 15 acres of the Caldwell County property. The site is near Texas Highway 130, between US Highways 183 and 21.
All local and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality permits have been finalized.
Flint Hills Resources is a privately held subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc, based in Wichita KS. It has been providing fuels to central Texas since 1981 from its refining complex in Corpus Christi.
In 2006, the company added to its Texas terminal infrastructure by building a jet fuel terminal in Bastrop County, near Highways 21 and 71. This jet fuel terminal allowed FHR to increase gasoline and diesel storage at its Austin terminal.