We recently reported on the ever increasing number of outbound shipments from your Port of The Lone Star State. With the June numbers from Port Corpus Christi confirming the continuation of the trend, world news sources are taking notice as Port Corpus Christi continues breaking records!
Over 560,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil was shipped out of South Texas' Port Corpus Christi in June of 2014 - 61% more than the same period in 2013, and 5% higher than the preceding month of May 2014.
Please find more on this story in the following links:
Reuters Africa - Corpus Christi crude oil shipments hit record 560,000 bpd in June
My SA Eagle Ford Fix - Corpus Christi shipment of Eagle Ford Shale crude keeps surging
Corpus Christi Caller Times - Outbound crude sails through port at record pace
As your Port of the Lone Star State, Port Corpus Christi continues as a critical component of strategic logistics for the wind power industry. Port Corpus Christi is the nations wind port. This goes hand in hand with the Lone Star State, Texas as the top state in the nation for wind power development.
As an integral part for Texas wind power, wind turbine components are consistently moved via ship, rail, and highway to and from Port Corpus Christi.
Officials with the State of Texas have just announced that Texas will continue to take the lead in wind power installations and will transmit the power across the state through a new and vast network of high efficiency transmission lines. The scale of this project is immense, and could prove to be a great lesson for the rest of the nation to learn from.
The New York Times shares the Texas wind story with the world - "Texas is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In"
|BNSF Railway transports wind turbine components from Port Corpus Christi.|
|Wind turbine towers ready for direct highway access from Port Corpus Christi will soon produce Texas wind power.|
The growth continues! The numbers are in for June 2014, and show the continuing upward trend of outbound shipments from your Port of the Lone Star State!
Platts reports on the continual rise in shipments in a recent article, "Eagle Ford crude, condensate shipments through Port of Corpus Christi up in June".
Measured in barrels per day (b/d), crude and condensate is up at 551,934 b/d in June of 2014 compared to 341,824 b/d for June of 2013. Port Corpus Christi data is listed in short tons, Platts uses a conversion rate for light sweet crude, as found in the Eagle Ford Shale, of 277.24 lb/barrel.
The continued upward trend of outbound shipments at the South Texas port are in direct correlation to steady production increase in the Eagle Ford Shale play.
|Outbound shipments at Port Corpus Christi continue to rise.|
Read more here.
One of the world's top industrial and technology groups, voestalpine, is well underway in the construction of a high tech iron processing facility at Port Corpus Christi's La Quinta Trade Gateway.
Word from voestalpine Texas is that the facility will be fully operational by December of 2015. Workers are busy with land preparation and construction of docks for access to the deep water of the La Quinta Channel.
The voestalpine Texas facility at Port Corpus Christi's La Quinta Trade Gateway will utilize natural gas from the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale in the production process for high quality Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI). The iron will be processed to remove impurities resulting in HBI that will ultimately be used for high quality sheet steel for high end automobiles among other applications.
The Corpus Christi Caller Times published a great update on the progress at voestalpine Texas, and includes a video. Check it out by clicking the following link : EXCLUSIVE: voestalpine planning December 2015 plant opening (+ Video)
voestalpine Texas LLC is looking to set the benchmark for environmental practice for South Texas industry. The voestalpine Group is based out of Linz, Austria. The Group is in the process of building an industrial facility at Port Corpus Christi's La Quinta Trade Gateway. voestalpine Texas LLC will produce high quality Hot Briquetted Iron, using natural gas as a reducing agent.
In keeping with their committment to a healthy environment, voestalpine Texas recently pledged USD 1,500 to the "Skip the Plastic" campaign. The campaign aims to reduce plastic bag litter along the waterways and beaches of the Corpus Christi region, and in the Gulf of Mexico.
voestalpine Texas is looking to be a prime example of an industrial group successfully combining business with environmental stewardship.
Read more on the voestalpine Group's blog here.
|Photo: voestalpine Texas; Neil McQueen (Skip the Plastic) with Matthias Pastl (Communication and Environment, voestalpine Texas LLC).|
|Photo: voestalpine Texas; Beach in Corpus Christi|
|Photo: voestalpine in Linz|