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Piney Point in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fueling Progress

Steuart Petroleum Company

 
 
Fueling Progress: Steuart Petroleum Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sean C Bath, November 28, 2021
1. Fueling Progress: Steuart Petroleum Company Marker
Inscription.  
The Steuart Petroleum Company, established in 1904, was the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area's largest independent supplier of commercial and residential oil, lubricants and fuel. In 1949, Steuart Petroleum purchased a 320-acre farm bordering the Potomac River and Piney Point Creek and built a 1,200-foot pier. Here, domestic and foreign tankers unloaded their cargo of jet fuel, home heating oil, industrial fuel oil, and liquid asphalt. These already-refined products were pumped through a series of six pipelines, each approximately 5,200 feet long, to the storage and distribution facility across Piney Point Creek. Twenty-eight storage tanks held up to 500,000 barrels of fuel, making this facility one of the largest in the United States.

In 1995, Steuart Petroleum Company was sold to Support Terminals Operations Partnership (ST Services). Valero Energy L.P. bought ST Services in 2005 and reorganized in 2007 as NuStar Energy.

[Captions:]
(Above) Aerial view of Steuart Petroleum Company's pipeline and 320-acre tank farm circa 1960s. (Below) Steuart Transportation Company headquarters circa 1970s,
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now the location of the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum. The company, an affiliate of Steuart Petroleum, owned and operated a fleet of tugboats and barges for transporting petroleum products from Piney Point terminal to the Steuart Petroleum terminals in Washington, D.C. and other U.S. East Coast locations. Images courtesy of Steuart Investment Company.

 
Erected by Commissioners of St. Mary's County; St. Mary's County Museum Division; Friends of the St. Clement's Island and Piney Point Museums; Southern Maryland Heritage Area; Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 8.197′ N, 76° 31.746′ W. Marker is in Piney Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Dory Boat (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Influence (within shouting distance of this marker); Piney Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Piney Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Potomac River Military Testing
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Bay Lights (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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2022, by Sean C Bath of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 43 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 2, 2022, by Sean C Bath of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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