In Louisiana, US, natural gas company Crosstex Energy is ramping up the volume of crude oil that can be transloaded from rail cars to barges and pipelines.
This capacity increase applies to its Riverside fractionation facility located in the south of the state, which will see volumes increased from 4,500 barrels per day of crude oil to 14,500 barrels per day.
Crosstex says the expansion will be operational by the beginning of 2013. The project includes the construction of new storage tanks, pipeline upgrades and enhanced capabilities on the Mississippi River for deliveries by barge.
This phase two expansion is expected to cost approximately $16 million (€12.4 million).