Flint Hills Resources plans to expand storage and outbound crude loading capacity at its storage terminal in Ingleside, Texas to 300,000 barrels per day.
The work will comprise four new crude storage tanks, 60,000 barrels per hour of total loading capacity, plus the associated pumps and piping.
It is expected to be complete by October 2019 subject to state permitting approvals. Once complete, Ingleside will have a total crude storage capacity of 3.5 to 4.0 million barrels.
The Ingleside terminal currently utilises two docks, including one that supports the loading of Suezmax-size vessels. The company says it is evaluating a separate project that would allow it to load VLCC vessels in the future.
In addition to the expansion, the company also plans to build connections to the recently announced crude pipelines coming from the Permian Basin.