Gallup Energy Logistics Park, LLC (GELP) is a rail-served industrial park ideally located to serve the light manufacturing, storage, trans loading, and logistics industries of northwest New Mexico, the San Juan Energy Basin, and the Four Corners Region. Phase I of the project, which cost $6.5 million, 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 an additional 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. 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.
A 365-acre parcel of the property is one of 10 sites in the country that has received certification as part of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway’s site certification program. The certification ensures the site is “rail served and shovel ready” for rapid acquisition and development. The BNSF awards the certification following a comprehensive evaluation of existing and project infrastructure, environmental and geotechnical standards, utility evaluation, and site availability. A customer that builds a new rail-served facility on a BNSF Certified Site is expected to save six to nine months of construction time, thanks to advance preparation work already completed at the site.