Crude oil throughput volumes at Sunoco Logistics' Nederland Terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast increased by 35% from 690 million b/d in Q2 2012 to 932 million b/d in Q2 2013 –nearly a million barrels a day.
By the end of 2014 another 1 million b/d of crude will be flowing through Nederland, as it becomes a pivotal storage and distribution terminal for Gulf Coast refineries.
Nederland is at the heart of the company's successful crude oil storage and pipeline distribution network. The terminal is located on the Sabine-Neches waterway between Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas.
The location is in the heart of Beaumont/Port Arthur refining country – home to four large refineries owned by ExxonMobil (Beaumont, 365 million b/d), Valero (Port Arthur, 310 million b/d), Total (Port Arthur, 174 million b/d) and Shell/Saudi Aramco (Motiva 600 million b/d).
The Sabine Neches Waterway connects to the Gulf of Mexico, providing waterborne access to the entire Gulf Coast region. Nederland is about 100 miles east of Houston and 350 miles west of New Orleans. -