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Colorado propane supplier plans to open terminal

October 7, 2016 By    

Colorado Propane Marketing installed six 30,000-gallon tanks at its location in Pueblo West, Colorado, to help supply southern Colorado this winter. Photo courtesy of Colorado Propane Marketing.

Colorado Propane Marketing, a Colorado-based wholesale propane supplier, plans to open a terminal in Pueblo West, Colorado.

The company will install six 30,000-gallon tanks at its Pueblo West location to add more supply in the southern Colorado area. According to Colorado Propane Marketing, the terminal is expected to open in mid-November and be operational for winter. The construction of this terminal will fill a need for supply in the area, says Steve Merveldt, owner of Colorado Propane Marketing.

“Phillips 66 discontinued shipping propane on that pipeline (Phillips Pipeline) approximately four to five years ago,” Merveldt says. “The pipeline runs from Texas, north through the Phillips La Junta, [Colorado], terminal and then on through to the Commerce City, [Colorado], terminal. It left a big void for supply in Colorado, but especially southern Colorado where there is not any production for supply.”

Merveldt has wanted to construct this terminal since the Phillips Pipeline first went down, as many southern Colorado retailers have needed to go to Kansas, Texas or Utah to source propane the last four winters. Last year, Colorado Propane Marketing purchased the Pueblo West property to establish the terminal.

“It’s been much needed and fills a void,” Merveldt adds. “It’s something retailers here are very excited about.”

Colorado Propane Marketing plans to further expand this terminal during the 2017-18 winter, Merveldt says. He plans to add rail and six more 30,000-gallon tanks to the site.

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