03.11.15. Magellan Midstream Partners is expanding its Galena Park, Texas terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. The expansion includes construction of a new marine dock capable of handling Panamax-sized ships or barges with up to a 40 ft draft and new pipeline infrastructure to provide movements of refined products, blendstocks and crude oil to the new marine dock at rates up to 20,000 barrels an hour.
Magellan is also expanding connectivity between the terminal and its Houston crude oil distribution system. Once complete, customers will have the ability to access marine crude oil storage and dock throughput services at Galena Park from any origin on the Houston system.
The enhancements are expected to cost approximately US$115 million. Subject to receipt of necessary permits and regulatory approval, Magellan expects the connectivity between Galena Park and the Houston distribution system to be operational by the end of 2016 and the new dock to be fully operational by the end of 2018. In addition, Magellan currently has available land to construct 1.5 million barrels of additional refined products or crude oil tankage at Galena Park once the new marine capabilities are operational.