Terminals and Distribution
Fire at Retail Gasoline Station
Investigated cause of flash fire at retail gasoline station during tanker truck unloading. Reviewed owner and contractor operating and safety procedures and practices. Reviewed equipment design. Reconstructed incident from surveillance video, interviews and physical evidence.
Leakage at a Petroleum Products Terminal and Pipeline
Assisted attorneys in the review and assessment of product spills and leaks from storage tanks and pipeline manifolds.
Management of Refined Products Terminals
Managed the operating business for large refined products terminal and additional jointly owned refined product terminals in Texas and Florida.
Survey of Prevailing Commercial Terminal and Storage Fees
Performed survey of prevailing commercial fees and terms at refined product terminals in the northeast U.S. for storage, throughput arrangement, additive injection, and truck and rail racks. Provided report to client who was considering marketing expansion and acquisitions in the northeast U.S. market.
Capacity Study for Refined Products Terminals
Studied capacity at existing refined product terminals in southeast Texas compared against needs for a major refinery expansion. Determined the various breakpoints in capacity required to efficiently handle the projected increases in petroleum product volumes from the expanded refinery and identified possible optimization of the existing tankage currently under the control of the refinery owner.
Analysis of Product Volumes Through Terminal
Analyzed and tabulated multiple years of volumes of refined products into and out of a Gulf Coast storage and distribution terminal for dispute concerning throughput commitments in a terminalling contract.
Petroleum Product Terminal Failure
Reviewed operation, maintenance, and inspection procedures and relevant history for refined products terminal which allegedly suffered failures and subsequent release of their contents and resulted in litigation caused by groundwater contamination.