ATLANTIC COAST DEEP WATER PORT FACILITIES STUDY EASTPORT, MAINE, TO HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIA

This Corps of Engineers' report examines the needs for an offshore loading facility to supply crude oil to refineries in the Northeastern United States. Various sites from Eastport, Maine, to Hampton Roads, Virginia, are considered and examined. The economic, engineering and environmental aspects of each location are considered and the results of public hearings is also presented. The economic and environmental dangers of not making provisions for very large crude carriers is also presented. The potential environmental impact on the area shows that greater dangers to the environment exist by a 9 to 1 margin if such a facility is not located in the area. The economic impact of no facility will be higher priced petroleum products than if a facility was located in the area. The public hearings produced such a negative response to the idea because of landside environmental impact that the study recommends against Federal participation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Corps of Engineers

    North Atlantic Division, Philadelphia District
    Philadelphia, PA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 117 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Army Corps of Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1976 12:00AM