The development of offshore superports in the Gulf of Mexico can save $241 million/yr, according to tentative findings discussed in public hearings at Tampa, Fla., Mobile, Ala., New Orleans, and Galveston, Tex. According to N.C. Rhodes, Gulf Coast crude oil imports will reach 11.4 million bbl/day by the year 2000. Shipment of oil in very large crude carriers to the Bahamas and then by small vessels to the U.S. Gulf Coast would cost $0.57/bbl, compared with $0.61/bbl via five dredged channels to inland ports, $0.55/bbl via three artificial islands, and $0.50/bbl via three single-point mooring-buoy systems. The latter would reduce the probability of oil spills, according to a U.S. Coast Guard analysis, and would raise total personal income for the Gulf Coast region by about 13% in the year 2000. Some plans disclosed by specific company spokesmen for new plants or expansions in the Corpus Christi area, which would depend on imports, are discussed briefly.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
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  • Publication Date: 1973-6-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 38-39
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 23
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM