Albuquerque Breakout Tank Information

ALBUQUERQUE TERMINAL & BREAKOUT TANK
Protecting You and The Environment

Emergency?

Call 911, and then call the Vecenergy Albuquerque Terminal at (505) 246-4409.

The Albuquerque Terminal is located near the end of the Magellan pipeline in Albuquerque, NM. The Vecenergy facility is used exclusively to receive product from pipeline or truck/rail and distribute the product via truck. Tank #25 has the capability to act as a surge tank for the pipeline and therefore is considered a breakout tank; the Magellan pipeline has a relief valve that will discharge into the tank in the event of a surge on the pipeline. Note that Vecenergy does not operate a pipeline at this terminal.

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Keep up with Magellan -> Magellan Pipeline Safety

Type of products transported within the Magellan pipeline/health hazards.

Signs of a pipeline release. Tank 25 is a Transmix tank consisting of a combination of gasoline and/or diesel. Transmix is a flammable liquid that can be dangerous when exposed to heat or flame. A leak may be recognized by:

  • Sight:
    • Flames, if a leak has ignited
    • Pool of liquid on the ground
    • Rainbow sheen on the water
  • Smell:
    • An unusual smell or gaseous odor

Vecenergy adheres to all required state and federal regulations and is committed to ensuring safe operations to minimize leaks. However, if a leak is suspected, take the following precautions:

  • Leave the area immediately, on foot, if possible, in an uphill, upwind direction. Follow directions of local emergency response agencies.
  • Abandon any equipment being used in or near the area.
  • Avoid any open flame or other sources of ignition.
  • Warn others to stay away.
  • From a safe location, call 911 or local emergency response agencies.
  • Notify Vecenergy (505-246-4409) immediately.

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