FIRST DEEPWATER PORTS IN U.S. APPROVED BY DOT; TOUGH CONDITIONS FIXED

Secretary of Transportation William T. Coleman, Jr., has approved two applications for licenses to build the nation's first deepwater ports in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coasts of Louisiana and Texas. The future deepwater ports are LOOP, a consortium of six oil companies which will build 18 miles south of Grand Isle, La., and Seadock, to be constructed by a group of eight oil companies and one chemical company 26 miles offshore, south of Freeport, Tex. Both ports are designed to handle oil from supertankers and will be built in water over 100 feet deep. When all stages of construction are completed, the combined capacity of the two ports would be 7.4 million barrels of oil per day. The licenses will contain certain environmental conditions, including controls on any project changes and construction of pipelines, measures to minimize harm to wildlife in wetlands and environmental monitoring throughout the project's life. The conditions under which the licenses were issued are included as well as basic operating procedures.

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    Traffic Service Corporation

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    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00147549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Traffic Service Corporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM