Our refined product terminals receive products from pipelines connected to HollyFrontier's refineries and Alon's Big Spring refinery. We then distribute them to HollyFrontier and third parties, who in turn deliver them to end-users and retail outlets. Our terminals are generally complementary to our pipeline assets and serve HollyFrontier's and Alon's marketing activities. Terminals play a key role in moving product to the end-user market by providing the following services:

  • distribution;
  • blending to achieve specified grades of gasoline;
  • other ancillary services that include the injection of additives and filtering of jet fuel; and
  • storage and inventory management.

Typically, our refined product terminal facilities consist of multiple storage tanks and are equipped with automated truck loading equipment that operates 24 hours a day. This automated system provides for control of security, allocations, and credit and carrier certification by remote input of data by our customers. In addition, nearly all of our terminals are equipped with truck loading racks capable of providing automated blending to individual customer specifications.

Our refined product terminals derive most of their revenues from terminalling fees paid by customers. We charge a fee for transferring refined products from the terminal to trucks or to pipelines connected to the terminal. In addition to terminalling fees, we generate revenues by charging our customers fees for blending, injecting additives, and filtering jet fuel. HollyFrontier currently accounts for the substantial majority of our refined product terminal revenues.

Our refined product terminal and refinery onsite storage locations and capacities include:

  • three refined product terminals located in Moriarty and Bloomfield, New Mexico; and Tucson, Arizona, with an aggregate capacity of approximately 600,000 barrels, that are integrated with our refined product pipeline system that serves HFC’s Navajo refinery;
  • one refined product terminal located in Spokane, Washington, with a capacity of approximately 400,000 barrels, that serves third-party common carrier pipelines;
  • one refined product terminal near Mountain Home, Idaho with a capacity of approximately 120,000 barrels, that serves a nearby United States Air Force Base;
  • two refined product terminals, located in Wichita Falls and Abilene, Texas, and one tank farm in Orla, Texas with aggregate capacity of approximately 500,000 barrels, that are integrated with our refined product pipelines that serve Alon’s Big Spring refinery;
  • a refined product loading rack facility at each of HFC’s refineries, heavy product / asphalt loading rack facilities at HFC’s Navajo refinery Lovington facility, Tulsa refinery East facility and the Cheyenne refinery, liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) loading rack facilities at HFC’s Tulsa refinery West facility, Cheyenne refinery and El Dorado refinery, lube oil loading racks at HFC’s Tulsa refinery West facility and crude oil Leased Automatic Custody Transfer (“LACT”) units located at HFC’s Cheyenne refinery;
  • on-site crude oil tankage at HFC’s Navajo, Woods Cross, Tulsa, and Cheyenne refineries having an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 1,350,000 barrels;
  • on-site refined and intermediate product tankage at HFC’s Tulsa, Cheyenne and El Dorado refineries having an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 8,800,000 barrels;
  • eleven crude oil tanks adjacent to HFC's El Dorado refinery with a capacity of approximately 1,200,000 barrels, that primarily serve the HFC El Dorado refinery; and
  • a 75% interest in UNEV Pipeline's product terminals near Cedar City, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada with an aggregate capacity of approximately 615,000 barrels.