JP Energy Partners’ has started work to expand its existing rail facilities at its North Little Rock refined products terminal.
The upgrade, which will allow for unit train deliveries of ethanol, will improve the terminal’s ethanol offloading efficiency and capacity. The project will utilise existing infrastructure at the site, including up to 4.5 million gallons of ethanol storage and will be capable of blending and distributing up to nine million gallons per month.
The terminal offers a full suite of blending capabilities onsite.
Seperately, JP Energy has executed an interconnection agreement with an affiliate of Magellan Midstream Partners to connect JP Energy’s North Little Rock facility to Magellan’s Little Rock Pipeline.
The interconnection will allow JP Energy’s customers to deliver the terminal via Enterprise Product Partners’ TEPPCO pipeline or Magellan’s Little Rock Pipeline, providing access to both Gulf Coast and Midcontinent refineries.
J. Patrick Barley, executive chairman and CEO of JP Energy says: ‘The Magellan interconnection will provide our customers with greater operational flexibility for product deliveries for multiple production zones.
‘Our ability to leverage our existing infrastructure at the site will allow us to provide the lowest cost ethanol in Central Arkansas and beyond.’