Construction has begun on Plains All American Pipeline and U.S. Development Groups crude oil and condensate unit train handling and distribution hub in Louisiana, US.
The St. James facility is U.S. Development Group's first crude oil/condensate terminal in a planned nationwide network of such terminals.
The St. James Rail Terminal will be served by the Union Pacific Railroad and able to handle both manifest and unit train shipments serving various oil producing areas in the US and Canada. The facility will have an initial capacity of 65,000 barrels a day.
The new terminal will be connected via pipeline to an adjacent crude oil/condensate storage terminal operated by Plains All American Pipeline. U.S. Development Group's St. James facility will consist of several miles of rail track and a fully automated 26-spot rail rack, expected to be in full operation by June.
Plains All American Pipeline is a transportation, distribution and terminalling company. U.S. Development Group also develops unit rail facilities for ethanol distribution.