Port Arthur Terminal, TX
Our Port Arthur terminal (“PAT”) is under construction and is on target to commence operations mid-year 2021. PAT will serve as a strategic destination terminal for USD’s DRUbit™ product and patented Diluent Recovery Unit (“DRU”) technology within USD’s heavy crude oil network. USD’s heavy crude oil network will be anchored by a DRU processing facility adjacent to USD’s Hardisty Rail Terminal in Alberta Canada. Creation of the innovative DRUbit™ product at Hardisty, a heavy Canadian crude oil product designed for safe and efficient rail transportation, allows for seamless rail loading and diluent recycling. DRU is a known technology that produces a bitumen barrel sustainable for rail transportation (Canadian patent for USD’s DRU: C10G 31/06; U.S. patent pending).
The PAT facility will receive DRUbit™ (and other heavy crudes such as Canadian “dilbit”) via 120-car unit trains. The DRUbit™ will be offloaded into storage tanks at the PAT facility, blended with lighter crudes and condensates, and then transported to other distribution and refinery locations via pipeline or barge. Initially, the PAT facility will handle approximately 50,000 barrels per day of DRUbit™, light crude, and condensates (Phase I). The facility is being designed for expansion, as subsequent phases of development could increase throughput volumes significantly.
The PAT facility provides both greenfield and brownfield development opportunities for other bulk-liquid commodities including refined products, feedstocks and intermediates, chemicals, and biofuels, as well as dry-bulk aggregates, laydown storage, and railcar storage-in-transit.
|Modes Inbound||Rail, Pipeline, Barge|
|Modes Outbound||Pipeline, Barge (Future: Rail)|
|Railcar Capacity||3 120-car unit trains with 60 railcar unloading positions and steam|
|Servicing Railroads||Kansas City Southern|
|Product||Crude Oil, condensates, C5’s/natural gasoline, DRUbit™, various other liquid and dry-bulk commodities|
|Location Details||PAT is strategically located along the Sabine-Neches Waterway on a 320-acre site adjacent to one of the largest heavy oil refining complexes in North America.|