Enterprise Products Partners refined
products storage facility in Port Arthur, Texas, which was
built to support the expansion of a nearby refinery, has commenced commercial
operations and received its first deliveries. The new tank farm
serves as the sole distribution point for output from the refinery as part of a 15-year
throughput and volume dedication agreement. Enterprises
storage facility, which represents an investment of
approximately $330 million, features 20 storage tanks with 5.4
million barrels of capacity for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
In addition, five pipelines transport the various products from
the refinery to the storage site.
Indorama Ventures Public Co.s 432,000
tpy PET resin plant, known as AlphaPet Inc.,
recently completed construction and opened for
operation in Decatur, Alabama. The plant, which is co-located
on the site of BP Chemicals PTA facility
in Decatur, will serve North America with PET resin. AlphaPet
employs melt-to-resin (MTR) technology provided under license by
Uhde Inventa Fischer of Germany.