Crosstex Energy, L.P. is increasing its capacity to transload crude oil from rail cars to both barges and pipelines at its Riverside fractionation facility in southern Louisiana from 4,500 bpd to 14,500 bpd.
Construction of the Phase II expansion project at Riverside, located on the Mississippi River, will be operational in early 2013. The partnership has entered into a long-term supply agreement which fully underwrites the expansion.
The Phase II development at Riverside will include new storage tank facilities, upgraded pipeline connections and improved barge delivery capabilities on the Mississippi River. The Phase I modification of the Riverside facility, which allowed crude as well as natural gas liquids (NGL) to be transloaded from rail to barge, has been in operation since January. The expansion project is expected to cost $16 million.