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Texas Crude Oil Reaches Europe via Port Corpus Christi

When the United States Federal government repealed a 40 year ban on the export of crude oil and condensates near the end of 2015 Port Corpus Christi was ready with necessary infrastructure in place.  As the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas formation in South Texas began to produce, Port Corpus Christi underwent massive capital improvement projects.  New docks were added, customers grew their tank storage and pipeline connections.  The South Texas port is well connected to the Eagle Ford Shale and to the Permian Basin with direct connected pipelines bringing product to Port Corpus Christi for waterborne transport across the globe. 

On New Years Eve of 2015 the THEO T left Port Corpus Christi carrying the first U.S. export cargo of crude oil in 40 years.  Bound for European shores, the THEO T departed a NuStar Energy dock at Port Corpus Christi with Eagle Ford Shale crude oil sold by ConocoPhillips to the international trading company Vitol.  That first U.S. crude oil shipment has now reached its European destination. 

The Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project is underway for further deepening and widening of Port Corpus Christi's ship channels.  The construction of a new taller Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge is set to begin construction in 2016.  These projects will make way for some of the world's largest class of vessels to access the Inner Harbor at Port Corpus Christi to load product for global export. 

View the full video of the THEO T sailing from Port Corpus Christi.

THEO T - First US crude oil export shipment sails from Port Corpus Christi

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Texas crude oil export shipments reach European destinations - San Antonio Business Journal

Texas' energy future gets big boost - mySATexas' energy future gets big boost - mySA

Emco Wheaton plays key role in first U.S. crude oil shipment in 40 years - Logistics Magazine Australia

Emco Wheaton Plays Key Role in First US Crude Oil Shipment - MarineLink

Five Eagle Ford companies to watch as United States becomes natural gas exporter - San Antonio Business Journal

Bakken Export Expectations - The Bakken Magazine

South Texas is ready to export oil if and when demand returns - San Antonio Express News

Oil Politics and Prices - The Impact of U.S. Oil Exports - Seeking Alpha

US Lifts 40-Year Ban on Oil and Gas Export - Construction CitizenUS Lifts 40-Year Ban on Oil and Gas Export - Construction Citizen

Port of Corpus Christi undergoing infrastructure build out in time for crude oil exports - San Antonio Business Journal

First U.S. Crude Oil Export in 40 Years Sails from Corpus Christi

The first crude oil shipment exported from the United States in 40 years has sailed from Corpus Christi, Texas.  NuStar Energy and ConocoPhillips loaded a vessel at NuStar's North Beach Terminal at Port Corpus Christi.  The light crude oil sold to the international trading company Vitol, left the dock at Port Corpus Christi on December 31, 2015. 

The United States government repealed a 40 year ban on the export of crude oil in December.  The crude oil cargo departing from Port Corpus Christi marks a historical moment for the United States. 

Port Corpus Christi has emerged as a prime location for the export of US crude and condensates.  Major investments in terminal operations, deep water, dock space, abundant storage, and plans for further channel deepening will accommodate some of the world's largest tankers for efficient movement of cargoes from the South Texas port.

THEO T first US crude export

The vessel, THEO T, departs Corpus Christi with the first US export shipment of crude oil in 40 years.

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Port Corpus Christi Press Release

NuStar Energy Press ReleaseNuStar Energy Press Release

NuStar announces first crude oil export from Port of CC - KRIS TV

NuStar already loading first post-ban U.S. crude export - MarineLogNuStar already loading first post-ban U.S. crude export - MarineLog

Trader's Buzzers: ...ConocoPhillips (COP),.... - istreetwire

ConocoPhillips loads first Eagle Ford Crude for Export - NGI's Shale Daily

Breaking news: San Antonio's NuStar to participate in first crude oil export shipment - San Antonio Business Journal

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