The Gallup Energy Logistics Park (GELP) is one of a small number of sites in the country certified by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway as “rail served and shovel ready.” The $6.5 million Phase 1 of the project was completed in February, 2017, and includes 11,000 linear feet of new rail connecting to the BNSF mainline and created the infrastructure for rapid expansion on the remaining 2,500 acres. Located northwest of the city of Gallup, New Mexico, GELP offers direct access to the BNSF Southern Transcon Line and close proximity to I-40 and highways 491 and 602. In the Spring of 2021, construction will begin on Carbon Coal Road, a four-lane paved highway, that will offer quick access between GELP and key commercial locations along with additional economic development opportunities. As a rail-served industrial park, GELP is ideally located to serve the oil and natural gas industries of the San Juan Basin and surrounding areas, as well as light manufacturing and storage industries.
A 365-acre parcel in GELP has received certification as part of BNSF Railway’s site certification program. The certification ensures a site in ready for rapid acquisition and development through comprehensive evaluation of existing and project infrastructure, environmental and geotechnical standards, utility evaluation, and site availability. GELP serves as a logistics hub for the entire area, and will help companies in Farmington, Four Corners, and other localities increase their productivity and accessibility.
In February 2017, GLP owner Robert Roche was recognized by the New Mexico House of Representatives for his investments in the state in connection with GELP’s BNSF Certification and other GLP development projects.