New Louisiana benzene terminal, pipeline relieve traffic at chemical plant

Completion in 1999 of an integrated terminal and benzene pipeline along the Mississippi River reduced tank-truck movements to and from a chemical plant in Geismar, La., and debottlenecked supply to the plant.In June 1999, IC OmniModal Terminal (ICOM), St. Gabriel, La., and Pipeline Technology LLC, Baton Rouge, completed construction of the terminal and pipeline. Click here to enlarge imageFig. 1 shows the 10-mile route of the 6-in. pipeline from the ICOM terminal at St. Gabriel, on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River about 20 miles south of Baton Rouge to the chemical plant in Geismer.Benzene movementsThe customer's plant, which uses benzene as feedstock to produce plastic resi...

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