Piney Point in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Piney Point Petroleum Terminal
The company built a 1,200-foot pier extending out into the last deep water channel on the Potomac River. Here, domestic and foreign tankers dock and unload their cargo of jet fuel, No. 2 home heating oil, No. 6 industrial fuel oil, and liquid asphalt. These already-refined products are pumped through a series of six pipelines, each approximately 5,200 feet in length, to the storage and distribution facility across Piney Point Creek. Twenty-eight storage tanks, from 90 feet to 310 feet in diameter, store between
The present location of the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum was owned by the United States Navy from 1941 until 1960. The property was then purchased by Steuart Petroleum and used by their affiliate, Steuart Transportation Company, as their headquarter operations. The petroleum products from the Piney Point terminal to the Steuart Petroleum terminals in Washington, D.C. and other U.S. East Coast locations.
• Steuart Petroleum Company ended its 46-year-long business in 1995.
• Sold to Support Terminals Operations Partnership (ST Services) in 1995.
• S T Services sold to Valero Energy L.P. in 2005.
• Valero Energy divested their interest in Valero L.P. in 2007 and Valero L.P. re-organized as NuStar Energy L.P.
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area Authority, St. Mary's County Museum Division.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 8.187′ N, 76° 31.742′ W. Marker is in Piney Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road (Maryland Route 498) 0.1 miles west of Hotel Cove Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44740 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point MD 20674, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Potomac River Dory Boat (within shouting distance of this marker); Potomac River Military Testing (within shouting distance of this marker); Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Piney Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Bay Lights (within shouting distance of this marker); Natural Highways (within shouting distance of this marker); Osprey (within shouting distance of this marker); Map of Lower Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piney Point.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.