Port Corpus Christi continues to secure its role as the Energy Port of the America's. Roots in the petrochemical industries run deep. Natural gas is very important to the industries investing billions of dollars around the South Texas port. Port Corpus Christi is the top wind energy port in the nation.
Including wind turbine components, project cargoes related to other energy sectors are frequently handled at Port Corpus Christi docks.
Port Corpus Christi has a number of projects setup within a $1 billion capital investment plan. A major item already underway is the deepening of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel from 45 to 52 feet.
Port Corpus Christi Executive Director, John LaRue, spent some time talking with the Journal of Commerce. See: "Corpus Christi plays to its strengths in handling energy cargoes."
A wind turbine section being moved at Port Corpus Christi Cargo Dock 8 on the Inner Harbor.
Despite an abundance of oil on the worldwide market the United States continues to see oil exports on the rise. U.S. crude exports are spanning the globe from Canada, Japan, and Italy to the Caribbean island of Curacao amongst other nations.
U.S. oil represented 6% of total production volumes at home for the month of March, and was exported at a rate of 508,000 barrels per day.
Port Corpus Christi was the first port to ship out an export load of U.S. crude oil on New Year's Eve. New markets for export of U.S. crude oil are being realized since the lift of a decades long ban on crude oil.
Port Corpus Christi Executive Director, John LaRue, recently told CNN Money - "We're ready. When prices go up, U.S. crude is going to be more in demand."
The THEO T departs Port Corpus Christi with the first U.S. export load of crude oil in 40 years on New Year's Eve, 2015.
Read more from CNN Money - U.S. oil exports rise 7-fold in first 3 months
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Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, Port Corpus Christi is the sixth largest port in the United States in total tonnage. With a straight, 45' deep channel, the Port provides quick access to the Gulf, the United States inland waterway system and the world beyond.