Enterprise Products Partners L.P. said today that it has loaded the first cargo of refined products for export from its reactivated marine terminal in Beaumont, Texas.
Located on the Neches River, the terminal can load at rates up to 15,000 barrels per hour. The facility includes a dock with a 40-foot draft that can accommodate Panamax size vessels that have a capacity of up to 400,000 barrels. The terminal has access to more than 12 million barrels of refined products storage and receives products from eight refineries, representing approximately 3.3 million barrels per day of capacity, as well as the Colonial Pipeline.
The improvements and modifications required to resume operations at the terminal, which included dredging, new pipeline construction, and the installation of new loading arms and vapor recovery systems, are supported by shipper commitments. Future plans for the Beaumont refined products terminal include the addition of a second dock and significant on-site storage for blending components.
With its strategic location and enhanced capabilities, the Beaumont marine terminal provides greater optionality for customers, allowing them to capture added value from the evolving fundamentals of the domestic and international refined products markets.
Press Release, May 20, 2014