Our Facilities segment operations generally consist of fee-based activities associated with providing storage, terminalling and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, NGL and natural gas, as well as NGL fractionation and isomerization services, and natural gas and condensate processing services.

Plains generates revenue through a combination of month-to-month and multi-year leases and processing arrangements. Revenues generated in this segment include:

  • Storage fees generated when we lease storage capacity
  • Terminal throughput fees generated when we receive crude oil, refined products or NGL from one connecting source and re-deliver the applicable product to another connecting carrier
  • Loading and unloading fees at our rail terminals
  • Fees associated with natural gas park and loan activities, interruptible storage services and wheeling and balancing services
  • Fees from NGL fractionation and isomerization
  • Fees from gas processing services


As of December 31, 2016, Plains owned and employed a variety of long-term physical assets throughout the United States and Canada in the Facilities segment, including:

  • 80 million barrels of crude oil and refined products storage capacity primarily at our terminalling and storage locations
  • 32 million barrels of NGL storage capacity
  • 97 Bcf of natural gas storage working capacity
  • 31 Bcf of base gas in storage facilities
  • 8 fractionation plants
  • 9 natural gas processing plants
  • 1 condensate processing facility
  • 8 fractionation plants and 1 isomerization unit
  • 34 crude oil and NGL rail terminals
  • 1,000 miles of active pipelines that support Facilities assets, consisting primarily of NGL and natural gas pipelines