Biodiesel temporarily offline for repairs at Buckeye Hartford

By Ron Kotrba | July 30, 2013

The meter at Buckeye Terminal LLC’s Hartford, Ill., biodiesel terminal has been temporarily shut down for maintenance to replace a vital part, Jess Hewitt, president of Gulf Hydrocarbon Inc., told Biodiesel Magazine.

The biodiesel delivery system will be shut down until the part is replaced and the meter is tested and proved. Gulf Hydrocarbon Partners Ltd. has stopped taking biodiesel into the terminal and has stopped deliveries out of the terminal until the situation is corrected.

"We will potentially lose about 700 barrels (29,400 gallons) per day of sales," Hewitt said, adding that his company is trying to redirect its biodiesel supplies to other terminals until fixed.

Hewitt said the meter is expected to be back in service as soon as July 31.

Gulf Hydrocarbon is a biodiesel supplier to the terminal and has 118,410 gallons of storage with safe fill at 106,986 gallons, a dedicated biodiesel loading bay using 25-micron filtration and two bays with the ability to blend diesel over biodiesel. The 500 gallon-per-minute truck loading rack is available 24/7 with an access agreement. Any biodiesel blend is available, including B11. 


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