Monday, January 28, 2013

New Unit Train Facility Planned for Wyoming

Wyoming-based Eighty-Eight Oil announced today it plans to construct and operate a unit train facility on BNSF Railway’s mainline near the Guernsey, Wyoming crude oil pipeline hub. The facility will be directly connected to Eighty-Eight's’s existing Guernsey crude oil terminal which has two million barrels of storage and currently receives crude oil from Butte Pipeline, Belle Fourche Pipeline, Platte Pipeline, and the Rocky Mountain Pipeline System. The Guernsey terminal also maintains truck unloading facilities. The facility will be the first rail transloading terminal capable of loading multiple crude types including those from the Williston Basin (e.g. Bakken), the Powder River Basin (e.g. Niobrara), Southwest Wyoming, Big Horn Basin and Canada. With completion expected later this year, the facility will initially include three rail loop tracks and required tankage for unit train loading operations. Each loop track will be capable of holding one unit train; in addition, the automated loading racks will be capable of loading two trains with different crude types simultaneously. Initial rail loading capacity will be approximately 80,000 barrels per day with expansion capability.

Source: Eighty-Eight Oil 

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