Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure and Jefferson Energy Companies announce successful completion of Southern Star Pipeline


Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC and Jefferson Energy Companies today announced the successful completion of the Southern Star pipeline project. Accordingly, this project consisted of constructing a 24-inch crude oil pipeline connecting the Jefferson Energy terminal to the Motiva Port Neches terminal in Port Neches, Texas.

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Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors and Jefferson Energy Companies complete Souther Star Pipeline

Today, Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure and Jefferson Energy companies announced the completion of their Southern Star Pipeline project. In fact, this project included the construction of a 24-inch crude oil pipeline. Accordingly, it will connect the Jefferson Energy terminal to the Motiva Port Neches Terminal in Texas.

Indeed, the Southern Star pipeline will allow for efficient oil pipeline movements between the two locations. Moreover, it will provide a pipeline throughput capacity of up to 288,000 barrels per day of light and heavy crude oil.

Notably, the pipeline will flow oil with an API as low as 15 degrees allowing for pipeline movements of blended and straight run crude oils. Indeed, this will be possible through premium design engineering and construction techniques.

Accordingly, Jefferson Energy spokespeople said the company expects crude types originating from all major North American production basins. For instance, Western Canada, Permian, Mid-Continent, Bakken, and Rockies.

The Jefferson Energy terminal is located on the Neches River in the heart of the Beaumont, TX refining complex. Indeed, this terminal has been in operation since 2012. Additionally, it currently has over 4.3 million barrels of heated and unheated storage servicing crude oil and refined products.


In addition to the terminal’s storage and blending capabilities, the terminal has six rail loop tracks. Besides, BNSF, KCS, and Union Pacific railroads serve the terminal.  Finally, it utilizes two marine docks for regional and global maritime movements. 

In this regard, the company will continue to develop additional logistics solutions for its customers; for instance, through incremental storage, marine and rail capabilities, and pipeline connectivity.

“In conjunction with the Motiva project team, Jefferson Energy has worked long and hard to bring the Southern Star pipeline from concept to reality. Thus, this pipeline is another example of us working with a strategic customer and partnering with them. In fact, this was to provide a solution that makes logistical and economic sense for both parties;” said Matt Evans, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Jefferson Energy.

Moreover, “the Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure management team continues to support accretive projects like this. Besides, the long-term vision of the Jefferson Energy Terminal is quickly coming together.”

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