The first LNG tanker to go to Cameron LNG's export plant in Louisiana since Hurricane Delta was set to arrive on Oct. 20.
The waterway sits on the Texas-Louisiana border and connects the Gulf of Mexico to Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG export plant and to oil refineries in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas.
Hurricane Delta raked across the prime U.S. offshore oil producing areas in the GoM on Oct. 8 as energy companies pulled workers from offshore platforms and began securing coastal processing plants.
Oil producers had evacuated 183 offshore facilities in the U.S. GoM by Oct. 7 and halted nearly 1.5 million bbl/d of oil and 1.33 Bcf/d of natural gas production. The region accounts for about 17% of U.S. oil output.
The first of a group of three tankers carrying Iranian fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the waters of the South American nation on Sept. 28, according to Refinitiv Eikon data.
The revitalized terminal is not only expected to connect the Port of Calhoun to both the Eagle Ford and Permian basins but also create more than 1,000 jobs in the Lone Star State, Max Midstream President Todd Edwards says.
Traditional onshore storage is close to capacity.
U.S. energy regulators on Aug. 27 granted Kinder Morgan's request to put in service the 10th and final liquefaction train at the company's nearly $2 billion Elba Island LNG export plant in Georgia.
This program is designed to certify inspectors of aboveground storage tanks, found commonly at terminals, refineries, biofuels, and petrochemical facilities.