Domestic oil and gas consumption may be static or declining, but other parts of the world are hungry for U.S. exports. Gulf Coast construction bears that out.
Most of the projects reaching completion or moving forward are located on the coast of the energy-friendly states of Texas and Louisiana. They include export terminals, pipelines to terminals and projects to support green initiatives, in the cases of Occidental Petroleum Corp. and its partner, NextDecade Corp.; and Howard Energy Partners’ project at Valero’s Port Arthur, Texas, refinery.
Elsewhere, construction progress is harder to find. Delays and cancellations, caused by economic and/or regulatory issues, cast doubt on whether a lot of folks’ hard work will come to fruition. Below is a list of selected recent projects, followed by a summary with links to stories. More coverage can be found on the Hart Energy website.