Thursday, April 5, 2012

Kinder Morgan opens ethanol pipeline

Energy company Kinder Morgan has completed the build on its 16” ethanol pipeline between its unit train facility in Linden, New Jersey in the US, and its New York Harbor terminal in Carteret, New Jersey.
The pipeline has a full automation and a state-of-the-art leak detection system.

The terminal in Linden handles about 36,000 barrels of ethanol a day, storing 550,000 barrels through the Citgo Petroleum’s Tremley Point terminal, which has a truck rack, barge and ship dock.

The project is part of a $60 million (€46 million) expansion at Carteret, which has increased its storage by 1 million barrels to just under 8 million barrels.

The new pipeline will have access to four barge docks and two ship docks at Carteret and also allows the storage capacity at the Linden terminal to now be expanded. Ethanol customers will also be able to access a unit train receiving system.

At Carteret, Kinder Morgan estimates a further 195,000 barrels will be used for ethanol services.

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