OT: FYI Chrx Re-Activativation of the Black Run Rail Terminal Facilities for Export of Utica Shale Production onto OHCR line
I know Chrx is one of our biggest rail enthusiasts.
The Crosstex Energy companies, today announced that the Partnership has re-activated its Black Run rail loading terminal located in Frazeysburg, Ohio, on the Ohio Central Railroad (OHCR) allowing the export of Utica Shale light oil condensate production. The Black Run facility is a state-of-the-art 20-car rail rack with tracking gangways designed to top load multiple products, including light oil condensate and various grades of crude oil, at a rate of 24,000 barrels per day. The Black Run rail terminal is the first facility to move light oil condensate out of the region to premium-priced refinery and petrochemical markets.
The OHCR is a 70-mile short line freight railroad that interchanges with the Columbus and Ohio River Railroad, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern, Ohio Southern Railroad and Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway. The Black Run terminal, which is adjacent to the Partnership’s oil gathering pipeline, will leverage the Partnership’s existing tankage and piping, as well as the capabilities of its extensive truck fleet in the Ohio River Valley.
About 130 miles to the northeast, we have the Savage bulk terminal being added:
Salt Lake City, UT - June 25, 2013 – Savage today introduced bulk material handling and rail transloading services at the Ohio Commerce Center (OCC) in Lordstown, Ohio. Located in the heart of the Utica Shale Play the OCC is uniquely positioned to serve the oil and gas markets by rail. Savage has extensive experience transloading, managing logistics and operating rail terminals that handle oil and gas field products.
This new Savage operation benefits from OCC’s 500+ acres of land adjacent to Route 45 and just minutes from I-80 and the Ohio Turnpike. The OCC has direct access to the CSX Class 1 rail line and over 10 miles of track to handle in and out bound unit trains. Savage’s transload services include the handling, loading and distribution of hazardous and non-hazardous materials. The OCC is currently undergoing an expansion which will equip the facility with loop tracks able to accommodate the loading of unit trains.
“We are pleased to offer our services and oil and gas expertise to the OCC’s existing and new customers,” said Ed Ivey, VP and Business Unit Leader for Savage. “Transloading services at the OCC will allow oil producers in the Utica Shale Play a more flexible option to get their products to market.”