Murex LLC and Cetane Energy LLC have completed a unit train expansion project of the existing Cetane crude oil transloading facility in Carlsbad NM. With the project completion, the Cetane facility now has the ability to load unit trains of up to 120 rail cars of crude oil.
Over the past year, Murex and Cetane have added 40,000 barrels of crude oil storage capacity, 12 tank transport offload stations capable of unloading trucks in under 30 minutes, custody transfer units throughout the facility, and over 18,000 feet of rail track to allow for the loading of unit trains. The facility shipped its first unit train of crude oil on December 18, 2013. Future expansions will include pipeline gathering infrastructure for delivery of crude oil into the terminal directly from local producers, as well as additional storage capacity.
"Murex and Cetane have worked closely with the BNSF Railway and the Southwest Railroad to complete this capital project,” said Robert Wright, President of Murex LLC. “The improvements to the facility will allow for efficient unit train movements to the US West, East, and Gulf Coasts. We believe this facility now offers a unique, long-term, and economical takeaway opportunity for crude oil from the Permian Basin. We look forward to continued growth and development of the facility."