An upcoming connection between the NuStar pipeline and the Cenex Pipeline has been designed to strengthen supply to CHS customers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, US.
The NuStar connection project is expected to be completed in spring 2017. Presently, it is undergoing regulatory approval.
"We know a dependable supply of gasoline and diesel fuel is essential to our Cenex®-branded customers and owners," said Darin Hunhoff, CHS Senior Vice President, Refined Fuels. "Over the past five years CHS has invested US$90 million in developing a robust supply network across North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. Our goal is to help our Cenex-branded marketers provide a reliable supply of gasoline and diesel fuel to their customers."
To maximise access to refined fuels produced at the upgraded and expanded CHS Laurel, Montana, and McPherson, Kansas, refineries, the company has partnered with NuStar Pipeline on a connection at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Combined with a connection near Prosper N.D., these investments allow a higher volume of product to move efficiently from CHS refineries to existing and new terminal locations and across the CHS distribution network. In addition, the company plans to upgrade portions of its Cenex Pipeline.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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