Norfolk Southern, Motiva open N.J. rail terminal
Norfolk Southern Corp. and Houston-based Motiva Enterprises LLC have opened a rail-served ethanol terminal located at Motiva’s petroleum distribution terminal in Sewaren, N.J.
According to Norfolk Southern, it is the largest rail-served ethanol terminal in the New York Harbor area.
The new joint facility replaces Motiva’s 23-car-per-day terminal and is capable of unloading 40 railcars per day, doubling the terminal’s capacity from 1 million gallons per day to more than 2 million.
Ethanol is increasingly being used as an octane enhancer for gasoline and as a clean-burning replacement for methyl tertiary butyl ether, recently banned in New York and Connecticut.