Kellogg Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

Kellogg Terminal is a terminal used for coal located in Modoc, Illinois, United States.

The terminal is owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners.[1] The facility has a storage capacity of 725,000 short tons, and annual throughput capacity of 3.6 million short tons (approximately 3.27 million metric tonnes). Rail service is provided by Union Pacific.[2] In 2012, Kinder Morgan signed a long-term agreement to transport coal mined by Arch Coal at its river terminals, including the Kellogg Terminal.[3]


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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:[4]

  • "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. "Kinder Morgan Terminals" Kinder Morgan Website, accessed May 21, 2012.
  2. "Kellogg Dock," Union Pacific, accessed May 2015
  3. Kinder Morgan works with Arch Coal on terminal expansions, Transmission Hub, Jan. 24, 2012
  4. Eric de Place, "The Facts about Kinder Morgan," Sightline Institute, April 2012

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