TEPPCO Partners LP said commercial power has been restored to the Seaway dock in Freeport, Texas, and that the 30-inch diameter crude oil pipeline to Cushing has resumed service at full rates.
The TEPPCO-operated Freeport facilities, including the nearby Jones Creek terminal, received only minor damage and are ready to receive shipments from crude oil vessels when the port reopens.
TEPPCO continues to assess the condition of the Seaway dock facilities in Texas City, which sustained damage to electrical equipment as a result of high water. Generators have been installed at the dock while utility crews work to bring commercial power back online. Electricity has been restored at the Texas City pump station and tank farm, which did not sustain any major damage as a result of the storm. The TEPPCO-operated Texas City marine terminal supplies crude oil to the Houston-area refineries.
The partnership has also resumed deliveries at reduced rates on its 20-inch diameter refined products pipeline and expects to return to normal service with the restoration of commercial power at its Baytown, Texas, terminal, which could occur as soon as Wednesday or Thursday. TEPPCO is also waiting for electricity service to resume at its terminal in Beaumont, Texas, the origination point for the partnership’s 14-inch diameter products pipeline.
In the meantime, portable generators are being installed at Beaumont that could restore service by the end of the week.