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Overview of Terminals

A terminal is an industrial facility used to store oil and/or petrochemical products. Terminals are made up of underground storage tanks, aboveground storage tanks, or both, and pipelines, which are used to receive product, as well as transport product to the end user or further storage facilities. There are over 3,500 terminals currently in the world, with approximately 1,400 located in North America.

 

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    • Published on October 21, 2015

      U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video discussing the massive 2009 explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum, or CAPECO, terminal facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The incident occurred when gasoline overflowed and sprayed out from a large...

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