$400 million project delivers the perfect barrel for refiners, producers, industrials and traders
(Opelousas, LA) – September 30, 2015 –Hazelwood Energy Hub (Hazelwood) today announced the development of a world-class blending facility in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. The facility’s combination of salt caverns and surface storage, along with in-line blending of up to 10 types of crude, will offer customers the ability to custom order the perfect barrel for their needs.
The Hazelwood site sits on 750 acres adjacent to the Bobcat Gas Storage facility owned by Spectra Energy. Several of the current Hazelwood team members participated in the original development of Bobcat. Initially, it will include four salt dome storage caverns and additional above ground tanks for up to 13 million barrels of storage, with substantial opportunities for further expansion. The facility will provide storage for several crude and condensate varieties, with the ability to blend up to 10 types of crude simultaneously. Hazelwood’s customers can specify the precise characteristics of the their preferred blend in order to match market characteristics and refinery capabilities. This custom blend can then be delivered on an identity preserved basis for extended periods.