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UP-served Savage Gulf Rail Facility opens in Texas

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently for the Savage Gulf Rail Facility in San Patricio County, Texas.
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The Savage Gulf Rail Facility, which will be served by Union Pacific Railroad, has opened in San Patricio County, Texas.

The rail yard — which was the site of a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony — was built to support the multibillion-dollar Gulf Coast Growth Ventures plastics plant, a new joint venture between ExxonMobil and chemical manufacturer SABIC.

The site includes 36 miles of track, rail-car wash and repair facilities, a rail serving yard and a storage-in-transit yard. UP will haul freight to and from the site, UP officials said in the Class I’s Inside Track newsletter.

The joint venture is expected to generate about 15,000 annual carloads of plastics materials, such as monoethylene glycol and polyethylene.