Fairless Hills Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

Fairless Hills Terminal is located on the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, United States.


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Project Details

  • Owner: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
  • Location: Fairless Hills, Pennyslvania
  • Capacity (Million metric tonnes per annum): 1.63
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Exports


The terminal is owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. The terminal provides facilities for importing and exporting numerous commodities, including coal.[1] As of 2015, the terminal had an annual coal capacity of 1.8 million short tons (approximately 1.63 million metric tonnes).[2]

Sightline Institute reports

An April 2012 report by the environmental think tank Sightline Institute, "The Facts about Kinder Morgan," , lists a series of legal violations and pollution incidents at various Kinder Morgan terminals. The report includes the following:[3]

  • "In Louisiana, Kinder Morgan’s coal export facilities are so dirty that satellite photos clearly show coal dust pollution spewing into the Mississippi River."
  • "In South Carolina, coal dust from Kinder Morgan’s terminal contaminates oysters, pilings, and boats. Locals have even caught the company on video washing coal directly into sensitive waterways."
  • "In Virginia, Kinder Morgan’s coal export terminal is an open sore on the neighborhood, coating nearby homes in dust so frequently that even the mayor is speaking out about the problem."
  • "In Portland, Kinder Morgan officials bribed a ship captain to illegally dump contaminated material at sea, and their operations have repeatedly polluted the Willamette River."
  • "Kinder Morgan has been fined by the US government for stealing coal from customer’s stockpiles, lying to air pollution regulators, illegally mixing hazardous waste into gasoline, and many other crimes."
  • "Kinder Morgan’s pipelines are plagued by leaks and explosions, including two large dangerous spills in residential neighborhoods in British Columbia."

Articles and Resources


  1. "Fairless Hills Terminal, Fairless Hills, PA," Kinder Morgan, accessed Sep. 2021
  2. US Coal Exports: The Long Road to Asian Markets, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, March 2015, p. 38
  3. Eric de Place, "The Facts about Kinder Morgan," Sightline Institute, April 2012

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