March 2, 2018 ENERGY TRANSPORT INSIDER - GP Tank Car Sublease Levels Off Only Slightly as Focus on U.S. to Canada Crude Spread Continues “It is an exciting time in the rail market due to market liberalization,” said Jay Harbison, co-founder and president of 4J Energy, a firm that imports liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into Mexico from the U.S. and Canada. 4J Energy has shipped a total of 2,000 tank cars of LPG into Mexico since the company started in 2016...Harbison pointed out that the bulk of petroleum shipments into Mexico move by ship. And ships provide enough supply for coastal regions...Harbison noted that importing by rail has advantages as well as disadvantages...READ MORE.
January 8, 2018 REUTERS - Rail Gains Steam in Race to Supply Mexico with U.S. Fuel “We foresee fantastic growth in this segment of the business,” said Jay Harbison, the company’s president...Delek’s fuel shipments to Mexico by rail surged to 120,000 barrels in September, about six times what they were at the start of the year. Another company, 4J Energy of Houston, started railing diesel into Mexico in September and is a partner with one of the companies building a terminal in central Mexico...4J Energy, which currently ships 80 railcars per month of diesel, expects to begin gasoline shipments by January and overall volumes to reach more than 100 railcars a month by February...READ MORE.