Hess Midstream Partners operates integrated, interconnected terminal facilities that provide flexibility for export. This includes a truck and pipeline terminal, a rail terminal and rail cars, and a header system that is under construction.
Ramberg Terminal Facility
Our Ramberg Terminal Facility is a crude oil pipeline and truck unloading hub located in Williams County, North Dakota. It receives crude oil by pipeline and truck from Hess and third parties and exports it by pipeline to our Tioga Rail Terminal for loading onto rail cars or by injecting it directly into third-party interstate pipeline systems.
The facility has a combined pipeline and truck receipt capability of 198,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Up to 131,000 barrels per day of crude oil can enter the facility through our crude oil gathering system, and crude oil can also enter the facility through fourteen truck unloading bays with a combined truck unloading capacity of 67,000 barrels per day.
The facility can redeliver up to 282,000 barrels per day and has a combined shell storage capacity 39,000 barrels. The facility has an additional combined 240,000 barrels of storage capacity with third parties.
Tioga Rail Terminal and Rail Cars
The Ramberg Terminal Facility, Tioga Gas Plant and our crude oil gathering system connect to a rail terminal in Tioga that can handle 140,000 barrels per day of crude oil and 30,000 barrels per day of NGLs. It can store 287,000 barrels on site.
The Tioga Rail Terminal has a direct rail connection to the BNSF Railway, which in turn connects to the Union Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern and other Class 1 railroads. Rail cars owned by HESM and third parties are loaded with crude oil for transport to various points in the East Coast, West Coast and Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The terminal is capable of loading unit trains, which are dedicated trains typically ranging from approximately 100 to 110 cars, chartered for a single delivery destination, usually with priority scheduling.
Hess Midstream Partners owns 550 crude oil rail cars, which we operate operated as unit trains to transport crude oil for Hess. Each of these cars were constructed to the most recent DOT-117 safety standards and has an effective loading capacity of approximately 677 barrels.
Johnson’s Corner Header System
We are currently constructing the Johnson’s Corner Header System, a pipeline header system located in McKenzie County, North Dakota that will receive crude oil by pipeline from Hess and third parties and deliver it to third-party interstate pipeline systems. At commissioning, the facility is expected to have a delivery capacity of 100,000 barrels per day. We expect it to enter into service in 2017.