Port Commissioner to Address Pipeliners on Crude Oil Exports

Jan 14, 2016


Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The federal repeal of a several decade long ban on crude oil exports from the United States has positioned Port Corpus Christi as an emergent leader for export of crude and condensate materials from South Texas. An historic first export of U.S. crude oil left Port Corpus Christi on the final day of 2015. This historic export shipment of U.S. crude oil is symbolic of increased export traffic expected from Port Corpus Christi. On Thursday, January 14, 2015, Port Corpus Christi Commissioner, Barabara Canales, will address the San Antonio Pipeliners Association (SAPA) at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Rim from 11 AM – 1 PM.

Commissioner Canales will speak regarding the lift of the oil export ban and opportunities for Texas as a net exporter of energy. Pipeline connections feed Port Corpus Christi from a number of oil producing areas including the Eagle Ford Shale. Many San Antonio based businesses are rooted in the shale formation and its connection to the South Texas port.

“Our port is positioned for the new opportunities that the lift of the crude oil export ban brings to our region. We have the infrastructure and the ability to handle large volumes of export crude,” said Barbara Canales, Secretary, Port Corpus Christi Commission.

Founded in November 2013, the San Antonio Pipeliners Association has more than 200 members and provides monthly meetings as well as scholarships to college students pursuing a career in science, math, or technology.

What: Port Corpus Christi Commissioner Barbara Canales to Address San Antonio Pipeliners Association
When: Thursday, January 14, 2015 11AM-1PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn at the Rim, San Antonio, Texas

For more information, Contact:

Rosie Collin
Interim Director of Communications/
Director of Community Relations
Dir. Line: 361-885-6115

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