Savage announced April 29 that it is expanding service offerings at its terminals located in Price UT and Salt Lake City UT to include crude-by-rail transloading services, and associated car storage, on a manifest basis. These terminals will provide Uinta Basin crude, bound for key refinery markets, access to rail transportation.
The Savage terminal in Price is the first facility in the area to offer crude-by-rail origination services on the Union Pacific Railroad. Together with the Savage Bingham & Garfield in Salt Lake City, these terminals will have the capacity to transload 9,000 barrels per day.
“Oil producers in the Uinta Basin need to get their crude to market,” said Kirk Aubry, president and chief operating officer for Savage. “The lack of petroleum transloading in the area led us to apply our crude-by-rail experience to these existing Savage terminals.”
The terminals in Price and Salt Lake City can provide rail car switching, railcar spotting, transloading, truck transportation, and car storage related to crude handling for rail transport. Services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Starting in May both terminals will be fully operational for manifest services, and as market demand increases, unit train capacity and crude tank storage will be considered. The transloading services and rail line connections offered at these terminals provide crude coming from the Uinta Basin the flexibility to be delivered to the East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf Coast refinery markets. These Savage terminals are also positioned to meet the growing needs of inbound or outbound oilfield materials, as customer needs dictate.