USD Group LLC (USDG), through its subsidiary Querétaro Energy Terminal (QET), is constructing a multi-modal transloading terminal to enhance petroleum product distribution capabilities in Querétaro, Mexico, and surrounding areas. The greater Querétaro market includes more than one million residents and is located less than 150 miles from Mexico City.
“Our investment in QET provides an attractive opportunity to establish a presence in the growing Mexican market while leveraging our logistics expertise in support of an existing and profitable business,” said Steve Magness, USDG’s vice president, Business Development. “We believe rail will provide timely, flexible and sustainable distribution capabilities necessary to improve access to energy supplies that will help fuel Mexico’s economic growth.”
QET development activities are underpinned by a multi-year take-or-pay contract with an established operator in the area. Additionally, USDG is actively marketing additional capacity that will be available once operations start in the first quarter of 2018.
QET will be serviced by the Kansas City Southern de Mexico railroad with access to all North American Class 1 railroads.
USDG and its affiliates are engaged in designing, developing, owning and managing large-scale multi-modal logistics centers and energy-related infrastructure across North America. USDG solutions create flexible market access for customers in significant growth areas and key demand centers, including Western Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mexico. Among other projects, USDG is currently pursuing the development of a premier energy logistics terminal on the Houston Ship Channel with substantial tank storage capacity, multiple docks (including barge and deepwater), inbound and outbound pipeline connectivity, as well as a rail terminal with unit train capabilities.