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Volume 14, Issue 5
Published: September 11, 2018
Petrochemical production fuels a bright storage future

The US Gulf Coast is a hub of petrochemical activity and with production expected to increase over the coming years, the demand for storage will also benefit. Stolthaven New Orleans explains more about how it is positioning itself to capitalise
on these favourable market conditions

The US Gulf Coast is an excellent example of how the country’s shale oil revolution is boosting production output for energy product markets and increasing the need for more supply chain infrastructure.
Earlier this year, the International Energy Agency projected that on the back of booming US energy economics, the country will become an 'undisputed world leader in oil & gas production’.
This increase in petrochemical production is fuelling significant demand for storage in key production regions. A good portion of this production capacity is being added in Louisiana, which makes the New Orleans area an attractive option for storage.
Stolthaven New Orleans is strategically located on the 80th mile marker in the Mississippi River and it is the independent terminal closest to the mouth of the river. With 2.1 million barrels (334,869 m3) of storage spread
over 85 tanks, the facility is used for exports and imports as well as domestic distribution.
In an interview with Tank Storage Magazine, general manager Captain Philip Watt says that the facility’s location is ideally suited to capitalise on current and new production levels as well as provide a more attractive delivery point.

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Growing Contanda's storage footprint in Houston
As demand for petrochemical and hydrocarbon storage supports further expansion & growth, Contanda Terminals talks more about how it is growing its midstream infrastructure in Houston with two construction projects On the back of the US’ thriving petrochemical, renewables and hydrocarbon markets the storage sector – particularly along the Gulf Coast – has been enjoying a renaissance...
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Petrochemical production fuels a bright storage future
The US Gulf Coast is a hub of petrochemical activity and with production expected to increase over the coming years, the demand for storage will also benefit...
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Oil market eyes November Iran sanctions hiatus
Nnamdi Anyadike examines what effect the US withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal will have on global oil markets and its impact on global trade flows The withdrawal by President Trump’s Administration’s from the Iran Nuclear Deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8, has reverberated around the world...
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A new name in Cushing
Getka Energy – a crude oil logistics provider backed by an initial $250 million growth capital commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream – has ambitious plans for its latest purchase in Cushing, Oklahoma In the tank terminal industry – location and connections matter...
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Unleashing the potential of American energy
Since President Trump released his America First Energy Plan at the beginning of 2017, the country has increased oil and gas production & has seen regulatory burdens reduced...
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Storage for the US's largest refining market
Seabrook Logistics – a joint venture by LBC Tank Terminals & Magellan Midstream Partners – is adding 700,000 barrels (111,000 m3) of crude oil & condensate storage in response to growing demand for midstream infrastructure in the Houston Gulf Coast The surge in crude oil production in the Permian Basin and other prolific regions has increased demand for crude oil storage and export capabilities in the Houston Gulf Coast hub...
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Expanding the US global market share
The steady crude oil production growth in North America has heavily incentivised operators to invest in new capacity construction...
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Trade war questions temper US midstream sector growth plans
Paul Wiseman reports on how demand for midstream infrastructure in Texas is fuelling a series of construction projects,plans to develop VLCC infrastructure and the impact looming trade wars are having on the industry With rebounded oil prices boosting production, especially in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, midstream companies from tank and pipeline providers to shipping ports are flooded with expansion opportunities...
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Safe & productive solutions for tank cleaning
Investing in vacuum truck equipment that removes wet and dry materials safely, efficiently and with the proper filtration can help increase productivity and reduce overall labour, maintenance and operating costs Vacuum trucks are widely used in tank cleaning, spill recovery and material transfer applications in petroleum refineries to recover waste materials – sludge, chemicals, hydrocarbons, water and mixtures of these chemicals – and transporting these materials offsite for disposal or recycling...
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Ground improvement plays supporting role for storage tanks
When tanks are constructed and put into service, some amount of settlement occurs...
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The RFQ - the key to a successful tank project
If you are working on a project that requires a storage tank, there are a number of factors to consider...
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