Profile: TransMontaigne Partners LP (TLP)
13 Jan 2017
TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (TransMontaigne Partners), incorporated on February 23, 2005, is a terminaling and transportation company with operations in the United States along the Gulf Coast, in the Midwest, in Brownsville, Texas, along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and in the Southeast. Its segments are Gulf Coast terminals, Midwest terminals and pipeline system, Brownsville terminals, River terminals and Southeast terminals. The Company provides integrated terminaling, storage, transportation and related services for customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of light refined petroleum products, heavy refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals, fertilizers and other liquid products. Light refined products include gasolines, diesel fuels, heating oil and jet fuels. Heavy refined products include residual fuel oils and asphalt.
TransMontaigne Services Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of TransMontaigne Inc. TransMontaigne Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. (Morgan Stanley). The Company is controlled by its general partner, TransMontaigne GP L.L.C., which is an indirect subsidiary of TransMontaigne Inc. It uses its terminaling facilities to receive refined products from the pipeline, ship, barge or railcar making delivery on behalf of its customers, and transfer those refined products to the tanks located at its terminals; store the refined products in its tanks for its customers; monitor the volume of the refined products stored in its tanks; distribute the refined products out of its terminals in vessels or truckloads using truck racks and other distribution equipment located at its terminals, including pipelines, and heat residual fuel oils and asphalt stored in the Company's tanks and provide other ancillary services related to the throughput process.
The Company offers terminaling services by distributing and storing products to its customers. Its terminaling services fees include throughput fees based on the volume of product distributed from the facility, injection fees based on the volume of product injected with additive compounds and storage fees based on a rate per barrel of storage capacity per month. It earns pipeline transportation fees on its Razorback pipeline, Diamondback pipeline and the Ella-Brownsville pipeline-based on the volume of product transported and the distance from the origin point to the delivery point. It manages and operates tank capacity at its Port Everglades (South) terminal for an oil company. The Company manages and operates for an affiliate of Mexico's state-owned petroleum company a bi-directional products pipeline connected to its Brownsville, Texas terminal facility and receives a management fee and reimbursement of costs.
Gulf Coast Operations
The Company's Gulf Coast operations include over eight refined product terminals located in Florida. At its Gulf Coast terminals it handles refined products and crude oil and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products, and crude oil and the United States government. Its Gulf Coast terminals receive refined products from vessels on behalf of its customers. In addition, its Jacksonville terminal also receives asphalt by rail and its Port Everglades (North) terminal also receives product by truck. It distributes by truck or barge at all of its Gulf Coast terminals. In addition, it distributes products by pipeline at its Port Everglades and Tampa terminals. It manages and operates the Port Everglades (South) terminal, and it is reimbursed by an oil company for its proportionate share of its operating and maintenance costs.
Midwest Terminals and Pipeline Operations
In Missouri and Arkansas, the Company owns and operates the Razorback pipeline and terminals in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, at the origin of the pipeline and in Rogers, Arkansas, at the terminus of the pipeline. The Razorback pipeline is an approximately 67-mile interstate common carrier pipeline, which transports light refined product on behalf of Morgan Stanley Capital Group from its terminal at Mount Vernon, where it is interconnected with a pipeline system owned by Magellan Midstream Partners, to its terminal at Rogers. The Razorback pipeline has a capacity of approximately 30,000 barrels per day. It also owns and operates a terminal facility at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Its Oklahoma City terminal receives gasoline and diesel fuels from a pipeline system owned by Magellan Midstream Partners for delivery through its truck rack to Shell Oil Products U.S. (Shell), for redistribution to locations throughout the Oklahoma City region.
Brownsville, Texas Operations
The Company operates the Frontera assets under an operations and reimbursement agreement between the Company and Frontera. It owns and operates approximately 0.9 million barrels of additional tankage and related ancillary facilities in Brownsville independent of the Frontera joint venture, as well as the Diamondback pipeline, which handles liquid product movements between Mexico and south Texas. At its Brownsville terminal, the Company handles refined petroleum products, chemicals, vegetable oils, naphtha, wax and propane, and provides iterminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products and natural gas liquids. Its Brownsville facilities receive refined products on behalf of its customers from vessels, by truck or railcar. The Company also receives natural gas liquids by pipeline.
The Diamondback pipeline consists of an eight inches pipeline, which transports LPG approximately 16 miles from its Brownsville facilities to its Matamoros terminal. The Mexico operations consist of a 7,000-barrel liquefied petroleum gas storage terminal in Matamoros, Mexico and a seven-mile pipeline system connecting the Matamoros terminal to its Diamondback pipeline system at the United States border, which connects to the Brownville, Texas terminals. It also operates and maintains the United States portion of an approximately 174-mile bi-directional refined products pipeline owned by PMI. This pipeline connects its Brownsville terminal complex to a pipeline in Mexico, which delivers to PEMEX's terminal located in Reynosa, Mexico and terminates at PEMEX's refinery, located in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The pipeline transports refined products and blending components. It operates and manages the approximately 18-mile portion of the pipeline located in the United States for a fee. The customers it serves at its Brownsville terminal facilities consist of wholesale and retail marketers of refined products and industrial and commercial end users of refined products, waxes and industrial chemicals. Its customers are Nieto Trading, B.V.
The Company's River facilities include over 10 refined product terminals along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and the Baton Rouge, Louisiana dock facility. At its River terminals, it handles gasolines, diesel fuels, heating oil, chemicals and fertilizers and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products and industrial and commercial end users. Its River terminals receive products from vessels and barges on behalf of its customers and distribute products to trucks and barges.
The Company's Southeast facilities include over 20 refined product terminals along the Plantation and Colonial pipelines. At its Southeast terminals, it handles gasolines, diesel fuels, jet fuel and heating oil on behalf of, and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products. Its Southeast terminals receive products from the Plantation and Colonial pipelines on behalf of its customers and distribute products to trucks.
The Company competes with BP p.l.c., Buckeye Partners, L.P., Chevron U.S.A. Inc., CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, HollyFrontier Corporation, Kinder Morgan, Inc., Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Motiva Enterprises LLC, Murphy Oil Corporation, NuStar Energy L.P., Phillips 66 and Sunoco, Inc.
TransMontaigne Partners LP
1670 Broadway Ste 3100
DENVER CO 80202-4815