Crestwood Services, the supply and logistics unit of Crestwood Equity Partners LP, hosted a grand opening of its propane rail terminal in Montgomery, New York.
Crestwood says the 20-acre facility, which serves propane marketers and their customers in New York, New England and other areas of the Northeast, includes a 16-spot rail rack operating two switches per day, assuring a capacity of up to 100 trucks per day. The four-spot truck rack with can pumps loads four trucks in 17 minutes, eliminating long wait times during peak winter months and optimizing daily transportation, Crestwood adds. The terminal is equipped to store more than 280,000 gallons of propane.
“This new rail terminal will provide propane marketers across the Northeast with reliable supply on a year-round basis,” says Andy Ronald, vice president of supply and logistics development at Crestwood Services. “The convenient location of the terminal offers marketers greater access to product, which is controlled by Crestwood from multiple shale producers in the Marcellus and Utica. Marketers in this region can finally rest easier knowing they’ll have reliable supply, when they need it.”
Tucker Perkins, president and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council, says he expects the facility to improve service capability for propane marketers throughout the region.
“This is a great day to be a champion of propane,” Perkins says. “The Crestwood Services propane rail terminal here in Montgomery should help make it easier for the area’s propane marketers to serve the many families and businesses in New York and New England who rely on clean American propane. It’s an example of the service-minded investment that our nation’s propane producers are making in propane infrastructure nationwide.”
Superior Energy Systems led all efforts in the design, engineering, permitting, construction, startup and commissioning of the terminal. The Middletown & New Jersey Railroad LLC services the terminal.