San Antonio-based refiner Valero Energy Corp. announced Thursday a long-term deal to export refined fuels to Mexico.
The deal with IEnova, a Mexico-subsidiary of San Diego, California-based energy services company Sempra Energy, will utilize a new $155 million, 1.4 million barrel refined product storage facility located in the Gulf of Mexico port of Veracruz.
The facility — which has a 20-year concession agreement with the Port Authority of Veracruz — will hold gasoline, diesel and jet fuel and will be completed by the end of 2018, according to an IEnova news release.
“With the recent Constitutional reform, it is now possible for Valero to import refined products directly into Mexico for further distribution, including branded sales,” Joe Gorder, Valero’s president and CEO, said in a news release. “This transaction will enable us to extend our supply chain to efficiently supply gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the growing Mexican market.”