Kinder Morgan opens BOSTCO oil terminal on Houston Ship Channel

|About: Kinder Morgan Energy Partne... (KMP)|By:, SA News Editor

Kinder Morgan Partners (KMP) says commercial operations are underway at phase one of its 185-acre Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal project on the Houston Ship Channel.

Twenty of the 51 storage tanks built during phase one construction are being placed into service this month, and the remaining tanks will come online during the next six months; a two-berth ship dock and 12 barge berths also are scheduled to be in service this month.

The project is a JV of operator KMP and TransMontaigne Partners (TLP), the near-$500M terminal is fully subscribed for a total capacity of 7.1M barrels - including the project's phase two expansion - and can handle ultra low sulfur diesel, residual fuels and other black oil terminal services.