Global Partners and Kansas City Southern announced plans to
develop a unit train terminal in Port Arthur, Texas.
The waterborne terminal, which will be constructed on a
200-acre parcel leased by Global from KCS, will serve
initially as a destination for heavy crude from Western
Canada utilizing 340,000 bbl of initial storage
Upon commencement of unit train service, the terminal is
expected to have an initial capacity of up to 2 unit trains
The addition of a crude destination terminal on the US
Gulf Coast will broaden and strengthen our logistics
network, said Global CEO Eric Slifka. Situated
within a 100-mile radius of nearly 5 million barrels of Gulf
capacity and an expansive
pipeline network, Port Arthur is a prime destination for
crude and refined products.
"The terminal complements our assets on the East and West
Coasts, expanding optionality for our customers," he added.
"The Port Arthur site is advantageously positioned to serve
the needs of producers, refiners and consumers, and we are
proud to partner with one of North Americas premier
commercial rail carriers to develop this project
of the terminal is
contingent upon Globals receipt of all necessary
The Port Arthur terminal represents a significant
opportunity to capitalize on strong demand for the movement
of Western Canadian crude initially to one of the
worlds premier refining
centers in the US Gulf
Coast, said KCS chief executive David L.
Through their established base in the Northeast, North
Dakota, Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, Global has
built an outstanding reputation for the quality of its
logistics and terminal operations," he added.