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Texas Gulf Terminals (Texas Gulf Terminals, Inc)

Deepwater Port Type: Oil Export Facility (Proposed capacity: 60,000 barrels per hour; 1,440,000 barrels per day)

On July 9, 2018, the Maritime Administration received an application from Texas Gulf Terminals, Inc. (TGTI) for all Federal authorizations required for a license to own, construct and operate a deepwater port to export oil to foreign markets abroad. The application was deemed complete on July 31, 2018, and a Notice of Application acknowledging receipt of the completed application was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2018 (83 FR 38455). The State of Texas has been deemed the Adjacent Coastal State.

The Maritime Administration, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, hosted an open house and public scoping meeting on September 12, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas for the Texas Gulf Terminals, Inc. deepwater port license application. The purpose of the meeting was to solicit public comments to inform the development of an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed deepwater port.

On February 15, 2019, the U.S. Coast Guard and MARAD suspended the regulatory timeline for the Texas Gulf Terminals deepwater port license application.  The timeline suspension provides the applicant an opportunity to submit additional information and/or analyses determined necessary for the completion of the project's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  The notice advising Texas Gulf Terminals of the timeline suspension is posted in the Texas Gulf Terminals docket at www.regulations.gov (Docket Number MARAD-2018-0114-0056).  During the timeline suspension, MARAD and the U.S. Coast Guard will continue to work on other resource areas not related to the requested information.  The regulatory timeline will resume upon MARAD and the Coast Guard's receipt and validation of the requested information.

For additional information regarding Texas Gulf Terminals, the deepwater port application review and licensing process, as well as details regarding the public meeting, please see the Federal Docket for the project (Docket Number: MARAD-2018-0114).

SPOT Terminal Services LLC (Spot Terminal Services LLC)

Deepwater Port Type: Oil Export Facility (Proposed capacity: 85,000 barrels per hour; 2,000,000 barrels per day)

On January 31, 2019, the Maritime Administration and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) received an application from Spot Terminal Services (SPOT) for all Federal authorizations required for a license to own, construct and operate a deepwater port to for the export of domestically produced crude oil. The deepwater port would be located approximately 27.2 to 30.8 nautical miles off the coast of Freeport, TX.  After a coordinated completeness review by MARAD, the USCG and other cooperating Federal agencies, the application was deemed complete on February 22, 2019, as it contained information sufficient to initiate processing.  A Federal Register Notice of Application was issued to that effect on March 4, 2019 (84 FR 74135). The State of Texas has been deemed the Adjacent Coastal State.

The proposed facility would consist of two co-located 36-inch outside diameter, 40.8-nautical mile long crude oil pipelines would be constructed from the shoreline crossing in Brazoria County, Texas, to the SPOT deepwater port for crude oil delivery.  The deepwater port connects to two (2) Single Point Mooring (SPM) buoys through pipeline laterals.  The SPM buoy system would be positioned in water depths of approximately 115 feet and consist of a pipeline end manifold, catenary anchor leg mooring system, and other associated equipment.  The facility will be capable of exporting 85,000 barrels of oil per hour. 

MARAD, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, will host an open house and public scoping meeting on March 20, 2019 in Lake Jackson, Texas for the Texas COLT deepwater port license application. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comments to inform the development of an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed deepwater port.  An informational open house will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the public scoping meeting to follow from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Courtyard Lake Jackson, 159 State Highway 288, Lake Jackson, TX 77566, phone: (979) 297-7300.

For additional information regarding the SPOT project, the deepwater port application review and licensing process, as well as details regarding the public meeting, please see the Federal Docket for the project (MARAD-2019-0011).

Texas COLT (Texas COLT LLC)

Deepwater Port Type: Oil Export Facility (Proposed capacity: 85,000 barrels per hour; 2,000,000 barrels per day)

On February 4, 2019, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) received an application from Texas COLT for all Federal authorizations required for a license to own, construct, and operate a deepwater port for the export of domestically produced crude oil.  The deepwater port would be located approximately 27.8 nautical miles off the coast of Freeport, TX.  After a coordinated completeness review by MARAD, the USCG, and other cooperating Federal agencies, the application was deemed complete on February 25, 2019, as it contained information sufficient to initiate processing.  A Federal Register Notice of Application was issued to that effect on March 5, 2019 (84 FR 7968).  The State of Texas has been deemed the Adjacent Coastal State.

The proposed facility would consist of 27.8 nautical miles of a new 42-inch diameter crude oil pipeline, which connects to a platform.  The platform connects to two (2) Single Point Mooring (SPM) buoys through 42-inch pipeline laterals and each lateral is one nautical mile away from the platform.  The SPM buoy system would be positioned in water depths of approximately 110 feet and consist of a pipeline end manifold, catenary anchor leg mooring system, and other associated equipment.  The facility will be capable of exporting 85,000 barrels of oil per hour.  

MARAD, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, will host an open house and public scoping meeting on March 22, 2019 in Lake Jackson, Texas for the Texas COLT deepwater port license application. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comments to inform the development of an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed deepwater port.  An informational open house will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the public scoping meeting to follow from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Courtyard Lake Jackson, 159 State Highway 288, Lake Jackson, TX  77566, phone: (979) 297-7300.

For additional information regarding Texas COLT project, the deepwater port application review and licensing process, as well as details regarding the public meeting, please see the Federal Docket for the project (MARAD-2019-0012).

 

 

Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2019