Plains All American Pipeline LP has announced the second phase of construction at its crude oil storage and terminalling facility at St James in Louisiana, USA.
The initial construction of the St James Terminal (Phase I) commenced in mid-2005 and consists of seven crude oil storage tanks with a total capacity of some 3.5 million barrels. The facility is expected to become operational during the first quarter of 2007 at a total cost of around $93 million.
Phase II will involve building a further 2.7 million barrels of tankage at the St James facility, expanding the total capacity to 6.2 million barrels. The Phase II tankage will become operational during the first quarter of 2008, says the company.
Upon completion of the Phase II development, the St James Terminal will consist of one 210,000 barrel tank, four 480,000 barrel tanks, six 670,000 barrel tanks and a manifold and pumping system capable of receiving and delivering crude oil at the mainline flow rates of connecting carriers.
Matrix Service Inc of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will act as contractor for both phases of the project.