Teppco Terminal and Marketing, a subsidiary of Teppco Partners, has begun operations at the partnership's new 500,000 barrel Boligee refined products terminal in Greene County, Alabama.
Located along the Tennessee Tombigbee waterway, the facility has storage for petroleum, diesel and ethanol, and features direct access to most of the Gulf Coast refining centres through an interconnect with the Colonial pipeline system. Additionally, the intermodal terminal offers truck and marine transportation options and future rail capabilities.
'The Boligee terminal represents the centrepiece of our ongoing strategy to develop a network of terminals at key locations along the nation's inland waterways and complements our growing marine transportation and services business,' says Jerry Thompson, president and CEO for Teppco's general partner.
'The facility will also serve as an origination point for refined products delivered to the partnership's 130,000 barrel terminal in Aberdeen, Mississippi, in addition to three other locations that are planned for construction along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. With river access to agricultural areas in the Midwest, Boligee is also well positioned to serve as a key ethanol hub for markets in the southeastern US.'
The design of the terminal features five storage tanks, including 120,000 barrels of capacity for ethanol, a three-bay automated truck rack and dock facilities that can accommodate four barges simultaneously. The terminal is located on an 80-acre site being leased from the Greene County Industrial Development Board.