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Crude Oil Systems

Jefferson Energy Terminal was built to be the most efficient rail terminal in the region for receiving unit trains of heavy Canadian conventional and unconventional (bitumen) crudes. The low API Canadian crude and bitumen barrels handled at the terminal are a perfect fit for refiners that need to increase feedstocks to underutilized Gulf Coast crackers and cokers. These heavy barrels also work very well in the fuel oil and broader black oil market.  The heavy offloading system, designed to an asphalt specification, can turn unit trains in under 24 hours with options to direct load to barge or to tank for storage and blending. 

  • Most efficient rail terminal in the region for receiving unit trains of light and heavy conventional crudes; undiluted and low dilution bitumens.
  • Storage tanks are equipped with heating and paddle mixers.
  • Robust blending capability of crude oils brings exceptional value to refiners.
  • The docks run at efficiency levels that exceed many other terminals along the Gulf Coast.

HEAT ASSIST HEAVY CRUDE UNLOADING SYSTEM
  • Currently capable of heating and unloading one unit train of up to 128 rail cars of heavy crude oil in under 24 hours.
  • Designed for pure bitumen, railbit, and heavy conventional crude.

FREE FLOW UNLOADING SYSTEM
  • Currently capable of unloading one unit train of 120 free flowing crude oil rail cars in under 24 hours.
  • Light crude oils produced in the U.S. can be unloaded by rail and blended with Canadian bitumen to develop feedstocks that optimize refinery yields and maximize product margins for Gulf Coast refineries.

BOILERS
  • Two 2,500 horsepower boilers and one 300 horsepower boiler produce steam to heat, unload, and store a full range of heavy crude oils.

BLENDING TO CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS
  • Jefferson has staff highly experienced in crude blending properties to meet the needs of area refineries.
  • Low API crudes and bitumen can be delivered to the Gulf Coast from Canada by rail and blended with medium and light crudes.

MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS
  • The terminal is equipped with custody transfer metering skids (LACT units) for rail and truck unloading.
  • The LACT units are equipped with a prover to accurately measure volumes of liquid through the terminal.

TRUCK UNLOADING / LOADING
  • Dedicated service overpass directly from Interstate 10 into the terminal is under construction to be completed and in service 3Q 2017
  • Two crude unloading stations are able to accommodate up to four tank trucks per hour
  • Crude unloading capacity of over 8,500 barrels per day with the ability to expand
  • Ethanol truck loading capable of loading 20,000+ barrels of ethanol per day