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Blending Components

Based on the ideas and principles of O. J. Tauber, Sr.

Tauber Oil Blending ComponentsOur group works together with refineries and producers to create a market for by-product/co-product streams and to help our partners access the highest valued markets. Our primary goal in this market is to generate an increase in the monetary value of these products through consolidation and distribution. Actively involved in both international and domestic markets, the Blending Components group utilizes a variety of agents and business partners to stay abreast of market conditions worldwide, to give our clients the best possible business solutions. We also work internally within the company to utilize the talents of our most valuable asset, our people, to provide the greatest return to our suppliers and customers. We believe that this corporate division directly relates to the ideas and principles that Mr. Tauber, Sr. used as the foundation for Tauber Oil Company.

Committed to long-term relationships

The Blending Components group is committed to the establishment of long-term relationships and creating win-win processing arrangements to provide value-added services for all parties involved. We focus on supplying customer requirements in a variety of areas of the petroleum barrel, and specialize in finding outlets for our inland clients in order for them to place their logistically challenged commodities. Our excellent logistics team members operate a very extensive rail and barge fleet to move product from the inland marketing regions to the more liquids Gulf Coast market regions. We gather, blend, and distribute out of tankage in Houston, Texas City, and on the Mississippi River.

At Tauber Oil Company, we take pride in the relationships that have been built over the years, and look forward to our relationship with you.

Our Components department markets the following products:

Gasoline Blending Components
  • FCCU Gasoline
  • Reformate
  • T-X Blend Stocks
  • Specialty Gasoline Blend Stocks
Distillate Components
  • Cycle Oil
  • Kerosene
  • Diesel Blend Stocks
Refinery Components
  • Coker Gas Oils
  • Cutter Stocks
  • Extract Oils
  • TransMix Blends
  • Marine Diesel
  • Fuel Oils

Click on a team member below to view their biography and contact information.

Jan M. Hicks

Jan M. Hicks


Jan Hicks joined Tauber Oil Company in October 2003 as Operations Manager in the Residual Fuels and Blending Components business units, and was later promoted to Vice President – Transportation & Marketing, adding the Carbon Black Feedstock’s business unit to her realm of responsibilities.

She is responsible for vessel chartering/operations for international trade, and barge chartering/operations for inland domestic trade. Her years of experience in the industry also include agency management/operations, ship owners’ chartering & operations, and refinery scheduling.

Dave Swayne

Dave Swayne


Dave Swayne joined Tauber Oil Company in May 2001 as Operations Manager in the Blending Components business unit.

Dave currently manages our Heavy Fuel and Crude Oil Rail Fleets along with Railcar Operations at the Hodge, LA facility.

Prior to joining Tauber Oil Company, Dave’s past experience includes 20 years in the Petroleum Inspection and Testing Industry. Dave started in Horizontal and Vertical Land Tank calibration, and from there he transferred into Petroleum Cargo Inspection and eventually moved into Management for Heavy Fuels Inspection and Testing.