New Eagle Ford Refinery to Bring Jobs

A Woodlands-based company targets the Eagle Ford with plans to construct the first U.S. oil refinery in over forty years.

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The $500 million facility, currently under construction by Raven Petroleum, will process 50,000 barrels a day of light crude. The company plans to break ground on 200 acres in Duval County with an additional 632 acres adjacent to the complex that is available for co-development.

The refinery will bring almost 1,800 construction jobs to the local economy that has a population of only 12,000. It will also decrease the tax rate by 50%, according to Duval County Judge Ricardo “Rocky” Carrillo.

Raven has received positive support from local county officials and the Texas Governor’s Office regarding permitting and development of the project.
— Company Press Release

Refinery project details:

  • Located in Duval County, just outside of Laredo, Texas
  • Direct rail access to Mexico via the Kansas City Southern (KCS) rail network
  • Two pipelines bisect the property with adjacent highway transportation access
  • Access to ample feedstock from multiple Eagle Ford suppliers
  • Ideal position for distribution to newly opened Mexican markets
  • 50,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) crude oil refinery
  • Storage tank capacity of up to 4,000,000 barrels.
  • Capacity of 2 inbound and 2 outbound Unit trains per day
  • Rail terminal infrastructure with approx 20 miles of internal track
  • 200 acres with 6,000+ ft direct rail frontage on the KCS mainline
  • Additional 632 acres for co-development