Houston, TX (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Trafigura Trading LLC, (“Trafigura”) and Buckeye Partners, L.P. (“Buckeye”) (NYSE: BPL) announced today that Trafigura has received its first delivery of Permian crude oil from Plains All American’s Cactus II pipeline at the Buckeye Texas Partners terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas. Trafigura and Buckeye have worked together to achieve early service commissioning and receipts, prior to full Cactus II operations, through connected infrastructure in the Eagle Ford basin. Further direct connections and interconnectivity, providing enhanced service capabilities, will be completed at Buckeye Texas Partners in Corpus Christi once the Cactus II pipeline is fully operational.
This initial receipt by Trafigura into Buckeye assets represents the first deliveries from over three million barrels per day of new pipeline capacity being built into the broader Corpus Christi market. Trafigura, which offers customers a full chain logistics solution, and Buckeye, which has established an unparalleled Corpus Christi infrastructure position, are together helping provide market solutions to rapidly growing domestic production.
“Trafigura has a significant long-term volume commitment to move crude oil from the Permian Basin via Cactus II,” said Corey Prologo, Director of Trafigura Trading LLC, North America. “Today further builds our position as the leading exporter of U.S. crude oil and refined products as we utilize our global customer base and marketing skills to place barrels with end customers across the world.”
“Buckeye continues to be at the forefront of developing critical last-mile infrastructure to support growing U.S. crude oil and petroleum product exports. Upon completion of the first phase of development across our South Texas facilities, we will be able to provide customers with access to broader domestic and international markets via our premier outlets offering over one million barrels per day of export services. We are working closely with our customers, our joint venture partners, key stakeholders and regulatory bodies, to provide safe, efficient and cost-effective export solutions,” said Khalid Muslih, President of Global Marine Terminals for Buckeye.
About Buckeye Partners, L.P.
Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) is a publicly traded master limited partnership which owns and operates a diversified global network of integrated assets providing midstream logistic solutions, primarily consisting of the transportation, storage, processing and marketing of liquid petroleum products. Buckeye is one of the largest independent liquid petroleum products pipeline operators in the United States in terms of volumes delivered, with approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline. Buckeye also uses its service expertise to operate and/or maintain third-party pipelines and terminals and perform certain engineering and construction services for its customers. Buckeye’s global terminal network comprises more than 115 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate tank capacity of over 118 million barrels across our portfolio of pipelines, inland terminals and marine terminals located primarily in key petroleum logistics hubs in the East Coast, Midwest and Gulf Coast regions of the United States as well as in the Caribbean. Buckeye’s terminal assets facilitate global flows of crude oil and refined petroleum products, offering its customers connectivity between supply areas and market centers through some of the world’s most important bulk liquid storage and blending hubs. Buckeye’s wholly owned flagship marine terminal in The Bahamas, Buckeye Bahamas Hub, is one of the largest marine crude oil and refined petroleum products storage facilities in the world and provides an array of logistics and blending services for the global flow of petroleum products. Buckeye’s Gulf Coast regional hub, Buckeye Texas Partners, offers world-class marine terminalling, storage and processing capabilities. Buckeye is also a wholesale distributor of refined petroleum products in certain areas served by its pipelines and terminals. More information concerning Buckeye can be found at www.buckeye.com.
Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. Trafigura sources, stores, transports and delivers a range of raw materials (including oil and refined products and metals and minerals) to clients around the world. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets, including 49.3 percent owned global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura's Mining Group; and Galena Asset Management. The Company is owned by around 700 of its 4,300 employees who work in 66 offices in 38 countries around the world. Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over recent years, growing revenue from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD180.7 billion in 2018. The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade. Visit: www.trafigura.com
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SOURCE: Buckeye Partners L.P.; Trafigura Trading LLC