Kinder Morgan Expands Ethanol Handling Services In Houston

June 2011 Vol. 238 No. 6

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. completed construction of its Deer Park Rail Terminal (DPRT) and related ethanol handling assets at its Pasadena terminal along the Houston Ship Channel.

The $19 million project included building an ethanol unit-train plant capable of handling 14,000 bpd with space for multiple unit trains, an offloading rail rack for unit-trains of 100 railcars, and an 80,000-barrel storage tank at DPRT. 

The company extended an existing ethanol pipeline by 2.4 miles so product can be moved from DPRT to its Pasadena terminal for either storage or blending at multiple area truck racks. Kinder Morgan unloaded the first ethanol trains in April and will expand the site to handle 20,000 bpd.