Texas Deepwater Deer Park Terminal has entered into a lease agreement with Shell Oil Products US (SOPUS) to retrofit and refurbish the Deer Park Rail Terminal (DPRT) in order to load refined products on the Houston Ship Channel. SOPUS affiliate Shell Trading (US) Company (STUSCO) also entered into a related diesel supply agreement with an affiliate of USDG.
Upon completion of the project, the DPRT will have the capability of loading up to 48 railcars per day, or approximately 33,000 barrels of refined products per day. The facility is equipped with two operational tanks with 50,000 barrels of total storage capacity, which will service the railcar loading rack at the terminal with direct pipeline connectivity to Deer Park Refinery and the Colex Products Terminal.
The renovated terminal is expected to begin operations during the second quarter of 2019, as one of the most advantaged and efficient rail loading terminals on the Houston Ship Channel.
Following completion, TDWP DP will continue to lease and operate the DPRT facility under a long-term agreement with SOPUS. While the initial focus will be on loading diesel into railcars, there may be a potential to further expand the DPRT by adding incremental storage capacity and rail loading capabilities to handle additional refined products.
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