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Texas Deepwater to refurbish Houston rail terminal


Texas Deepwater Deer Park Terminal has entered into a lease agreement with Shell Oil Products to retrofit and refurbish the Deer Park Rail Terminal in order to load refined products on the Houston Ship Channel at the Port of Houston.

When completed in the second quarter, the Deer Park Rail Terminal will have room for loading up to 48 rail cars per day, according to a Texas Deepwater Partners press release.

The facility will be equipped with two operational tanks with 50,000 barrels of total storage capacity, which will service the rail-car loading rack at the terminal with direct pipeline connectivity to Deer Park Refinery and the Colex Products Terminal.

While the initial focus will be on loading diesel into rail cars, incremental storage capacity and rail loading capabilities might be added in the future to handle other refined products, officials said. 

Texas Deepwater Deer Park Terminal officials will continue to lease and operate the Deer Park Rail Terminal facility under a long-term agreement with Shell.

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