This study is a regional investigation of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico from Brownsville, Texas, to Tampa, Florida. The basic objectives of this report are to identify the advantages or disadvantages of using very large tankers to import foreign crude oil and to determine the most feasible deepwater port system for possible development. Long-haul distances, economies of scale in ship construction and operation, and reduced ship traffic all favor the use of very large crude carriers for transport of large quantities of crude oil direct to the Gulf. To accommodate ship sizes up to 500,000 deadweight tons in the Gulf, three deepwater port facility systems were investigated. Five onshore and eight offshore site locations were selected to analyze the engineering, economic, and environmental feasibility of deepwater port development. The titles of the various subjects in this report are as follows: Volume I--Summary, Appendix A--Congressional Resolutions, Appendix B--Environmental Guide for the U.S. Gulf Coast, Appendix C--Area Economic Assessment, Env. Impacts, Appendix F--Volume V of Appendix D--Gulf Coast Port Inventory, Appendix F--Volume I of V--Environmental Assessment Eastern Gulf, Appendix H--Public Involvement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Corps of Engineers

    Lower Mississippi Valley Division
    Vicksburg, MI  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 1891 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Army Corps of Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1976 12:00AM