SPR refurbished in 7-year effort

- The only terminal owned by the SPR, the St. James on the west bank of the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, covers 173 acres and contains two river docks, six storage tanks (2 million bbl total shell capacity), pumping and metering stations, and a control complex. SPR is pursuing plans to commercialize the terminal by leasing it to the private sector with terms that retain priority use for SPR in a national emergency. Click here to enlarge imageThe US Department of Energy has completed a 7-year, $328-million refurbishment to extend by 25 years the life of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. In 1993, DOE began to upgrade the four SPR sites, two in Louisiana and two in Texas. It says th...

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