TEXAS DEEPWATER PORT
The Texas Deepwater Port Authority (TDPA), an agency of the State of Texas, was created to design, construct, own and operate a public port facility capable of offloading supertankers (Very Large and Ultra Large Crude Carrier). The Authority will be supported by tax-exempt revenue bonds that will be repaid solely from tariffs paid by the Port's users. Neither tax money nor state credit is pledged to the venture. The tanker terminal will be 26 miles offshore Freeport, in the Gulf of Mexico, with onshore facilities near Jones Creek in Brazoria County. Estimated cost of the offshore terminal and its support facilities ashore is estimated to be $800 million. These facilities are presently scheduled to begin operations in 1983. The report gives a brief review of the benefits, financing, offshore and onshore facilities and an environmental analysis. Drawings and diagrams of the mooring system, pumping platform and terminal are included. A terminal throughput of 2 million barrels/day is anticipated. The port capacity is 2.5 million barrels/day.
Texas Deepwater Port Authority3131 West Alabama
Houston, TX USA 77098
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo handling; Crude oil; Deepwater harbors; Economic analysis; Imports; Intermodal terminals; Intermodal transfer; Marine terminals; Offshore terminals; Offshore transfer; Oils; Petroleum; Petroleum terminals; Port structures; Ports; Single point moorings; Surveys; VLCC ports
- Geographic Terms: Texas
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk oil handling; Crude oil imports; Offshore loading; Oil terminals; Oil transfer operations; Terminal facilities
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00194710
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Texas Deepwater Port Authority
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM