USD Partners Commences Operations at Stroud Destination Terminal Near Cushing, Oklahoma
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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USD Partners LP (NYSE:USDP) (the “Partnership”) announced today the successful commencement of operations at its destination terminal in Stroud, Oklahoma (the “Stroud terminal”) on October 1, 2017. The planned retrofit work necessary to handle heavier grades of crude oil at the terminal was completed on time and under the Partnership’s initial budget.
“We are very proud to have successfully commissioned this project,” said Alexandra Batycky, Associate Director of USD Group LLC (“USD”) and the project leader for the retrofit work on behalf of the Partnership. “Our ability to deliver on time and under budget is a testament to the dedication, collaboration, and execution by the various stakeholders involved including our customer, the railroads and USD.”
The Stroud terminal provides a destination point for rail-to-pipeline shipments of heavy crude oil from the Partnership’s Hardisty terminal in Western Canada and provides connectivity to one of the largest crude oil storage hubs in North America. The direct origin-to-destination rail solution provided by the Partnership’s terminals also preserves the specific quality of product delivered into Cushing, protecting potential value for customers.
Approximately 50% of the Stroud terminal’s current capacity is available and actively being marketed to meet the takeaway needs of current and future customers.
About USD Partners LP
USD Partners LP is a fee-based, growth-oriented master limited partnership formed in 2014 by US Development Group, LLC (“USDG”) to acquire, develop and operate midstream infrastructure and complementary logistics solutions for crude oil, biofuels and other energy-related products. The Partnership generates substantially all of its operating cash flows from multi-year, take-or-pay contracts with primarily investment grade customers, including major integrated oil companies and refiners. The Partnership’s principal assets include a network of crude oil terminals that facilitate the transportation of heavy crude oil from Western Canada to key demand centers across North America. The Partnership’s operations include railcar loading and unloading, storage and blending in on-site tanks, inbound and outbound pipeline connectivity, truck transloading, as well as other related logistics services. In addition, the Partnership provides customers with leased railcars and fleet services to facilitate the transportation of liquid hydrocarbons and biofuels by rail.
USDG, which owns the general partner of USD Partners LP, is engaged in designing, developing, owning, and managing large-scale multi-modal logistics centers and energy-related infrastructure across North America. USDG solutions create flexible market access for customers in significant growth areas and key demand centers, including Western Canada, the Permian Basin and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Among other projects, USDG is currently pursuing the development of a premier energy logistics terminal on the Houston Ship Channel with substantial tank storage capacity, multiple docks (including barge and deepwater), inbound and outbound pipeline connectivity, as well as a rail terminal with unit train capabilities. For additional information, please visit texasdeepwater.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws, including statements with respect to the ability to market the remaining capacity at the Stroud terminal. Words and phrases such as “is expected,” “is planned,” “believes,” “projects,” and similar expressions are used to identify such forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements relating to the Partnership are based on management’s expectations, estimates and projections about the Partnership, its interests and the energy industry in general on the date this press release was issued. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include those as set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Partnership’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Partnership is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.