From Pipeline to Coastline, we can handle it
Strategically located near major United States oil and gas production areas, including the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin, the Port of Corpus Christi is a premier logistics partner and prime gateway for a secure and efficient supply of energy to the world including growing markets in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum
On Dec 31, 2015, the Port of Corpus Christi was the first Port in the US to export crude oil after lifting of the 40-year ban on US crude oil export and the Port of Corpus Christi has emerged as the trendsetting crude oil export port.
The Port of Corpus Christi is a major crude oil refinery hub comprising six refineries and the top petroleum commodities include crude oil, diesel, gasoline, fuel oil, naphtha, jet fuel, etc.
The Port of Corpus Christi owns multiple public oil docks in the Inner Harbor capable of handling many liquid bulk cargo commodities, including petroleum and petrochemical products. The berths range from 246 feet (75 meters) to 1,000 feet (304.8 meters), with berth depths up to 47 feet.
The largest public oil docks in the Inner Harbor are designed to handle Suezmax size (160,000 DWT) crude oil tankers capable of loading 1,200,000 barrels of crude oil.
Several industry customers of the Port of Corpus Christi operate multiple private terminals and oil docks including crude oil export facilities at Ingleside with berths designed to handle VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) size (300,000 DWT) crude oil tankers capable of loading 2,000,000 barrels of crude oil.
In December 2018, the Port of Corpus Christi became the first Port in Texas to export LNG after Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction facility successfully loaded the first LNG cargo for export to Europe. The $13 Billion LNG export project is comprised of production Train 1 that is in commercial operation, Train 2 that is currently in the commissioning phase with expected commercial operation in 2019 and Train 3 that is currently under construction. The aggregate nominal LNG production capacity is 13.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). Cheniere is currently developing additional LNG production trains and the vast project site on the 47 feet deep La Quinta ship channel, only about 15 nautical miles from open waters of the Texas Gulf Coast, has the potential to increase the LNG export capability to 23 mtpa.
Strategically located near the Panama Canal, the Port of Corpus Christi is a premier logistics partner and prime gateway for a secure and efficient supply of LPG to the west coast of South America, Asia and beyond.
Buckeye owns and operates its Texas Hub in the Port’s Inner Harbor, and Moda Ingleside Energy Center owns a terminal capable of LPG export, further enhancing the Port’s capabilities to serve the world’s growing needs for LPG.
Refined Fuels: Direct Rail Loading (Liquid Dock 3)
Strategically situated in the Inner Harbor, with access to three Major Class 1 railroads, the Port’s Liquid Dock 3 is ready to supply refined fuels to US and Mexican marketplace. With drafts at 45 ft, this terminal can unload or load Panamax size vessels and barges.
Port of Corpus Christi owns this unique terminal located at the Bulk Terminal, which will eliminate a common step in loading refined fuels into railcars, thereby saving our customers overall logistic fees.
The Port’s Liquid Dock 3 is the only dock with capabilities for loading directly from barge to rail on the Gulf Coast. Along with dedicated rail tracks to support liquid transloading at this site, the port has created a recipe for any customer wishing to load manifest or unit train railcars.