Midstream and energy logistics company USD Partners LP completed a sale of a rail terminal in Casper, Wyoming.

USD Partners (USDP) sold its Casper rail terminal to South 49 Holdings Ltd., a member of the Midstream Energy Partners group, for approximately $33 million in cash.

The deal, which was first announced on March 23, was completed on March 31, USDP said in a news release.

USDP plans to use most of the proceeds from the sale to reduce borrowings under the partnership’s revolving credit facility.

USD Partners Sells Wyoming Crude Storage, Rail Terminal
USDP’s Casper terminal receives heavy crude inbound from Western Canada for rail shipment to customers and refining markets. (Source: USDP 2022 investor presentation)

“As we continue to transition our business to lower carbon solutions, including our DRUbit™ by Rail™ network, we are reviewing all assets and their strategic fit in our growth plans,” said Dan Borgen, CEO of USDP.

USDP originally acquired the Casper terminal, a crude oil storage, blending and railcar-loading terminal, in November 2015.

Inbound heavy crude oil from Western Canada is delivered to the Casper terminal through the facility’s pipeline connection with Enbridge’s Express pipeline system, which supplies several different grades of heavy crude to customers, according to USDP regulatory filings.

The Casper facility also includes six storage tanks with 900,000 barrels (bbl) of total capacity and a train car-loading capacity of more than 100,000 bbl/d.

Outbound crude from the Casper terminal is loaded onto railcars and transported to key refining markets by BNSF.

Piper Sandler & Co. acted as financial adviser to USDP in connection with the terminal sale.