Houston Ship Channel: BOSTCO oil terminal opensHouston Ship Channel: BOSTCO oil terminal openshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=61022013-10-08T12:01:00Z2013-10-08T00:00:00Z

HOUSTON - Operations are underway at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ first phase of its 185-acre Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal Co. (BOSTCO) project on the Houston Ship Channel.

Twenty of the 51 storage tanks included in the first phase are being placed into service in October 2013, and the remaining tanks will come online during following six months. A two-berth ship dock and 12 barge berths are also slated to be in service in October 2013.

The project is a joint venture of Kinder Morgan, which owns 55 percent and is the operator, and TransMontaigne Partners. The project, which cost almost $500 million, can handle sulfur diesel, residual fuels and other black oil terminal services.

Phase two of the construction is also underway and includes building six additional, 150,000-barrel, ultra low sulfur diesel tanks, additional pipeline connections and high-speed loading at a rate of 25,000 barrels per hour.

BOSTCO expects phase two to begin service in fourth quarter 2014. The BOSTCO project is employing approximately 750 local contractors during construction and about 75 full-time employees have been hired to operate the facility.

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