St.James Strategic Petroleum Reserve Terminal, Louisiana

The St. James Terminal is part of the supply system for the nation's emergency oil stockpile, known as the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The terminal is connected by pipeline to the Bayou Choctaw, West Hackberry, Big Hill, and Bryan Mound storage sites. It is also connects to other major pipelines, connecting to as far away as Patoka, Illinois, in the center of the midwestern refinery area, and the supertanker offshore loading site in the Gulf known as LOOP. The terminal is located at a tank farm on the Mississippi, and covers 173 acres with two river docks, six storage tanks (2 million barrel total capacity), pumping and metering stations, and a control complex.