Competitive Advantage
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Competitive Advantage

The Jefferson Energy Terminal is unique because of its proximity and versatility. The terminal provides customers the following competitive advantages:

Proximity & Versatility

  • Located in the center of the 9.1 million barrel per day Gulf Coast refining market (PAD III)
  • Ability to handle inbound or outbound crude, ethanol and refined products
  • On-site services include storage, blending and testing
  • Direct access to Interstate 10 by truck and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (via the Neches River Ship Channel) by marine modes of barge and ship
  • Over 1 millionbarrels of storage capacity, expandable in the future to over 17.7 million barrels
  • Ability to blend to customer’s specifications to maximize refinery product yields
  • State-of-the-art measurement systems
  • Additional 308 acres for expansion tailored to customer needs and specifications
  • Foreign trade zone for duty-free and tax-advantaged import of crude oil and export of products


Terminal to bulk liquid origination and destination terminals in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


  • These superior rail logistics allow for direct haul without the need for handoffs between carriers
  • This flexibility provides service availability as well as competitive transportation rates.The terminal is directly served by three U.S. Class I Rail Carriers (Union Pacific, BNSF, Kansas City Southern) as well as two Class l Canadian Carriers (CN and CP) by virtue of horsepower sharing agreements
  • Ability to unload 120 free flow light crude rail cars and 120 heat-assisted heavy crude (including pure bitumen) oil rail cars at the same time


  • Deep water marine dock (Aframax capable) for import or export
  • Inland marine dock (up to 4x 30,000 barrel barges simultaneously)
  • United States Coast Guard-approved inland barge dock capable of loading/unloading four – 30,000 barrel barges simultaneously
  • United States Coast Guard-approved marine dock for loading ships, ocean-going barges and inland barges
  • Both docks equipped with state-of-the-art dock vapor recovery and thermal oxidizer for emissions control

Truck Loading / Unloading

  • Tank truck unloading system for handling locally-sourced crude
  • Dedicated service overpass directly from Interstate-10 into the terminal
  • 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