Our History

1951-1952
R.S. Martin, Jr. and wife Margaret move to Kilgore, Texas and purchase the first Butane Truck, which is driven by R.S.; They form Martin Butane Company and Margaret keeps the books.

Martin Midstream was formed in 2002 by Martin Resource Management Corporation (“Martin Resource Management”), a privately-held company whose initial predecessor was incorporated in 1951 as a supplier of products and services to drilling rig contractors.  Since then, Martin Resource Management has expanded its operations through acquisitions and internal expansion initiatives as its management identified and capitalized on the needs of producers and purchasers of hydrocarbon products and by-products and other bulk liquids.

Historical business segments operated by Martin Resource Management provided Martin Midstream with decades of experience and a track record of customer service.  Martin Midstream’s current lines of business have been developed and systematically integrated over a period of more than 60 years, including natural gas services (1950s); sulfur (1960s); marine transportation (late 1980s); and terminalling and storage (early 1990s).  Our diversified and integrated sets of assets create a portfolio of midstream services that facilitate the maintenance of long-term customer relationships while encouraging the development of new customer relationships.