HOUSTONLiquids terminaling and logistics provider Moda Midstream, LLC April 28 announced it has placed into service the final 495,000-barrel tank from its 10 MMbbl crude oil expansions at the Moda Ingleside Energy Center (MIEC) in Ingleside, Texas and the Moda Taft Terminal in Taft, Texas. The completion of this storage expansion brings total storage capacity at MIEC and the Moda Taft Terminal to approximately 12 MMbbl.

“At a time when there is a pressing need for additional crude oil storage, the early delivery of the tanks is another example of Moda’s ability to consistently provide solutions to our customers,” said Moda President and CEO Bo McCall. “Bringing 10 million barrels of storage online in just over a year and a half is a major accomplishment.”

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Moda Ingleside Energy Center upon completion of its 10 MMbbl crude oil storage expansion (center) and commencement of construction of an additional 3.5 MMbbl crude oil storage expansion (right) in Ingleside, Texas. (Source: Moda Midstream)

Construction has begun at MIEC on a new expansion phase of an additional 3.5 MMbbl of crude oil storage. Moda expects to begin placing storage tanks from this expansion into service later this year. MIEC will have total storage capacity in excess of 15.5 MMbbl upon completion of construction.

Moda also has obtained permits to construct additional crude oil storage capacity at both MIEC and the Moda Taft Terminal and is discussing further expansions with customers.

As the leading crude export facility in the United States, MIEC has direct connectivity to approximately 2.5 MMbbl/d of Permian and Eagle Ford crude supply from four long-haul pipelines. Two of these pipelines, the Gray Oak Pipeline and the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, recently commenced full service. In addition, MIEC will be able to receive deliveries from Harvest Midstream Co.’s Ingleside Pipeline, which is currently under construction and is expected to be placed into service later this year.

“I want to thank each and every member of the Moda team for their hard work and dedication in completing this expansion during the novel coronavirus pandemic as their efforts are critically important to our industry, our region and our country,” McCall said. “A special thanks also goes to our construction partners for the impressive job they did in completing the expansion safely and in accordance with our high standards.”