US-based energy partnership Enterprise Products Partners has commenced operations and received the first deliveries to its refined products storage facility in Port Arthur, Texas.
The new tank farm serves as the sole distribution point for output from a nearby refinery as part of a 15-year throughput and volume dedication agreement.
Enterprise's storage facility, which represents an investment of approximately $330 million (275.4 million), features 20 storage tanks with 5.4 million barrels of capacity for petrol, diesel and jet fuel.
Five pipelines, each 5.5 miles in length, transport the various products from the refinery to the storage site. Distribution interconnects provide access to major refined products pipelines, including the Enterprise TE Products Pipeline, which was acquired as part of the TEPPCO purchase in October 2009, as well as the Colonial, Explorer and Sunoco systems.
Enterprise Products Partners assets include: 49,100 miles of onshore and offshore pipelines; approximately 190 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, refined products and crude oil; and 27 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.