Beginning this month, Canadian National will boost shipments of heavy northern Alberta crude oil through LBC Tank Terminals’ expanded facility at Sunshine, in the Gesimar, La., industrial complex.
The new service is part of CN’s plan to develop new markets for northern Alberta crude oil on the east side of the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico. The Class I railroad is also moving chemicals from the Chicago area to the LBC Tank Terminals Geismar facility.
“The expansion of the Sunshine storage capacity by 160,000 barrels, with additional rail unloading spots, steaming spots and increased storage capacity, is another step in our long-term global growth program,” said Russ Crawford, vice president of marketing in the Americas at LBC Tank Terminals, in a written statement.
The expansion of the Geismar facility is expected to be completed by October and will eventually result in total storage capacity of nearly 3 million barrels.