Less than two years ago, Houston-based Max Midstream set out to connect more Permian and Eagle Ford crude to the Gulf, where it envisioned transforming the Port of Calhoun into a major crude oil export center. With an existing terminal in Edna and $1 billion in big, bold plans, Max in 2020 acquired the Seahawk Pipeline and Terminal with every intention to bridge the two and offer a more economical, less congested, carbon-neutral alternative to export sites at Houston/Galveston and Corpus Christi.

Reese Energy Consulting today is following the latest progress on the Max crude oil system with the company’s new acquisition of the 328-mile Southcross Gas Pipeline. Max will convert the currently dormant line to flow crude via major pipeline interconnections in the Permian and Eagle Ford to its Edna facility and other Gulf destinations.

By year end, the company expects to bring into service new interconnects to the Grey Oak Pipeline and Victoria Express. Upon completion, the Max system will transport 20 MMBbls of oil per month with increased storage at Edna and Seahawk, and a dedicated multi-purpose dock to accommodate Aframax and Suezmax tankers. What do you think? Learn more about REC and our crude oil, natural gas, and LNG services at www.ReeseEnergyConsulting.com.