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Ray Energy expands propane rail, transport terminal

October 11, 2021 By     0 Comments

Ray Energy completed an expansion of its propane rail and transport facility on the border of New York and Vermont to meet the increased demand of its Northeastern customers.

Tank placement photo courtesy of Ray Energy

Ray Energy installs two new 60,000-gallon propane storage tanks, increasing total fixed storage capacity at the facility on the border of New York and Vermont to 360,000 gallons. Photo courtesy of Ray Energy

The company installed two new 60,000-gallon propane storage tanks, increasing total fixed storage capacity to 360,000 gallons. Combined with the 480,000 gallons that can be stored on rail cars, the facility now can store 840,000 gallons to ensure fuel availability to meet the demand during peak months.

Two additional dual-sided rail towers with retractable arms provide offload capacity of 16 rail cars per day.

A third truck-loading stanchion, with its own dedicated pump and loading station, reduces wait times during the winter season, Ray Energy says. With an approximate load time of 15 to 20 minutes, the facility now accommodates 50 transports per day. New technology provides electronic data transmission of every load, and smart hoses secure product and protect personnel, the company adds.

“We’ve watched the propane demand in the Northeast accelerate,” says Ken Ray, president of Ray Energy. “The increased propane storage and additional throughput capacity will better serve propane marketers with a reliable fuel supply and improved service capabilities.”

According to Ray Energy, the propane rail and truck terminal continues to provide safe fuel access while helping to reduce truck and rail traffic to and from the Albany, New York, terminals; greenhouse gas emissions; and infrastructure pressure on New York highways. On-site backup power is available so any outages on the electric grid will not restrict operations.

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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3748.

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