PORT ARANSAS, Texas, Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Phillips 66 and Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd have announced that they have formed a 50/50 joint venture, Bluewater Texas Terminal LLC (“Bluewater Texas”), to develop an offshore deepwater port project located approximately 21 nautical miles east of the entrance to the Port of Corpus Christi.
The Port Aransas Conservancy (PAC) has long supported an offshore oil export terminal in contrast to plans by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) to build an onshore terminal on Harbor Island at the mouth of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. An onshore terminal would require very deep dredging from 10 miles offshore to a site next to an ecologically sensitive estuary. The potential environmental and economic damage from an oil export terminal and other infrastructure on Harbor Island to Port Aransas, to Harbor Island and to the Aransas and Corpus Christi Bays is unprecedented and completely unnecessary.
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