SemGroup restores Texas Gulf Coast terminal operations

SemGroup Corp., Tulsa, has restored full operations at subsidiary Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Co.'s (HFOTCO) 16.8 million-bbl terminal following a temporary shutdown in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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SemGroup Corp., Tulsa, has restored full operations at subsidiary Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Co.'s (HFOTCO) 16.8 million-bbl terminal following a temporary shutdown in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

All inbound and outbound facilities at HFOTCO are operating as normal, including receiving ships and barges through the Houston Ship Channel, as well as sending and receiving deliveries via pipeline, truck, and rail, SemGroup said.

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Restart of operations at the terminal follows the reopening of the Houston Ship Channel, which currently is open to vessels with a 40-ft draft on a 24-hr basis, SemGroup said.

SemGroup’s Maurepas pipeline and other installations remained relatively unimpacted by the storm, the company added.

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Located at the Texas Gulf Coast on 330 acres along the Houston Ship Channel, HFOTCO’s terminal features crude pipeline delivery connectivity to the local refining complex, deepwater marine access and inbound-crude receipt pipeline connectivity, as well as rail-truck loading and unloading capabilities from major producing basins.

HFOTCO, which SemGroup acquired in July, is currently executing on contractually supported growth projects, including a ship dock, a pipeline and associated connections, as well as an additional 1.45 million bbl of crude oil storage, which is scheduled to enter service in mid-2018, according to a July 17 release from SemGroup.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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