US firm Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors and its subsidiary Jefferson Energy Companies have completed the construction of the Cross Channel Pipelines project linking the Jefferson Energy terminal to ExxonMobil’s Beaumont refinery in Texas, US.
The Jefferson Energy terminal on the Neches River, in Beaumont, Texas, has been operational since 2012 and has more than 4.3 million bbl of heated and unheated storage for crude and refined products. It has blending capabilities, six rail loop tracks, is connected to three major railways and has two marine docks.
The six new pipelines to the Beaumont refinery will transport both crude and refined products, and remove barge traffic from the Neches River and the Jefferson Energy terminal. Two of the pipelines will be placed into service immediately following commissioning, safety and start-up protocols, with throughput capacities of 168,000 bpd of diesel and 150,000 bpd of gasoline.
Jefferson Energy now plans to develop additional storage, marine and rail capabilities, and pipeline connectivity.
‘The completion of the Cross Channel Pipelines project is the result of long term, strategic hard work and dedication by numerous Jefferson Energy employees, as well as ExxonMobil and the Port of Beaumont. Through the addition of these pipelines, Jefferson Energy has added increased optionality for its customers and pipeline assets that improve ratability and lower logistics costs for the customer,’ says William Shea, president and CEO of Jefferson Energy. ‘Additionally, the vision and financial support from the FTAI management team has made projects like this a reality and a true milestone for the Jefferson Energy terminal.’