BNSF and partners agree to construct Alliance Texas export facility.

East Texas Rail Facility opens to handle Natural Gas Liquids

April 6, 2016 - Railway Age

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), Hillwoodand Packwell announced that they have agreed on a framework for construction of a new plastics export packaging facility in the rail-connected Alliance Westport industrial sector, located within the 18,000-acre, master-planned, mixed-use AllianceTexas development in north Fort Worth, Tex.

The facility will be part of a new global supply chain route that enables Packwell, a leading Gulf Coast resin packager, to ship its customer’s containerized plastic resins to end users utilizing a wide array of ocean steamship lines who are affiliated partners with BNSF. These steamship lines operate between the BNSF Alliance Intermodal terminal and Asia via the major West Coast ports in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, Calif.

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American Midstream commences operations at Longview rail facility

April 6, 2016 - RT&S

American Midstream Partners, LP, has begun operations at the East Texas Rail Facility, allowing for receipt and delivery of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and condensate by rail to the Longview processing plant, located in the heart of the Cotton Valley shale play in Gregg County, Texas.

The rail terminal, served by Union Pacific via the Gladewater Station, includes more than 8,900 feet of lead track with the current capacity for more than 50 general purpose or pressure railcars. The facility currently has capability for the receipt and delivery of up to 4,500 barrels per day of on-spec and off-spec NGLs, including purity products and condensate, with similar capabilities for rail-to-truck transloading. Future plans include additional receipt and delivery capabilities and sufficient track on the 400-acre site for unit trains.

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