Fuel Oil

State-of-the-Art Fuel Oil Terminal

Petroplex is developing a state-of-the-art fuel oil terminal designed for the rapid and efficient movement of oil and oil products with the capacity to receive or ship fuel by barge, ship, unit-train, rail, pipeline, and tanker truck.The storage and blending tanks at Petroplex are being constructed to API Standard 650 – Appendix M. These tanks have the ability to handle heavy blend stocks such as asphalt, VTBs, and bitumen. Efficient mixing systems at the facility will complement the flexible storage possibilities, and allow blending using tank mixers, air sparging, jet nozzles, and in-line blending.

Petroplex will incorporate large-diameter, customized piping systems. Multiple lines will be dedicated to sulfur segregations for fuel oil and VGO. Specific piping will also be available for gas oil, marine diesel, asphalt, and VTBs. Petroplex will have the ability to pig or pump empty all piping constructed.

  • Multi-directional in-tank mixers
  • In-line blending capabilities
  • Large diameter pipelines                 

Strategic Location

Located in Vacherie, St. James Parish, Louisiana, Petroplex occupies a major strategic supply corridor 148 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi. In addition to the close proximity of many refineries and chemical plants, Louisiana State Highway 3127 and the Union Pacific Railroad run through the property.

The property has 3,000 feet of river frontage on the west bank of the Mississippi, near mile marker 148. The extensive river frontage will be utilized to construct a marine dock with pumping rates (receipt and delivery) of 50,000 barrels per hour. The dock will allow the simultaneous mooring of Suezmax class vessels and inland river barges.

Key Development Milestones

  • Project is fully permitted and construction ready
  • FEED study was completed in spring 2013
  • Targeted on-line date in Q1 2015
  • Quanta Services, Inc. to provide lump sum, date certain, wrapped EPC services for the facility
  • Experienced equity sponsors including the Macquarie Group, one of the largest investors in bulk liquids storage in the world