Fairway Crude Oil Storage Facility

Upon completion of Phase 1 and Phase 2, the Fairway Crude Oil Storage Facility ("Project")  will have nearly 20 million barrels of storage capacity across 5 underground salt cavern systems, with the ability to store all crude oil and condensate grades. 

Phase 1A:

  • Commenced operations in April 2017
  • Three cavern systems with approximately 7.5 million barrels of storage capacity
  • Twin 24 inch bi-directional pipeline with connectivity to Genoa Junction 
    • Genoa Junction
      • Major receipt point for Eagle Ford shale and Canada/Mid-continent crude oil flows
      • Primary distribution point for refiners in the Texas City and Baytown market areas
      • Serves major waterborne terminals in Texas City
  • Project is capable of simultaneously receiving and delivering over 15,000 barrels per hour per pipeline
  • Project design consists of 1:1 ratio of brine pond capacity to crude oil storage capacity resulting in full cycling ability of caverns and de minimis loss of inventory

Phase 1B:

  • Additional 2.6 MMbbls of storage capacity and 4.5 MMbbls of brine pond capacity


Underground Storage Overview Pierce Junction Project