Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, has approved a lease for NuStar Energy, which would give NuStar the space to develop another private marine loading dock at its North Beach Terminal.
NuStar is developing plans for the new dock and hopes it will be completed in the second quarter of 2017. It will be designed to load Suezmax vessels, which carry approximately one million barrels, at rates up to 30,000 barrels per hour and the ability to expand to 50,000 bph.
Some of the features expected as a part of the project include a new pile supported dock, a new metering system, vapour control system, and a dock structure with three loading arms.
With the new dock, NuStar would have access to four loading docks in Corpus Christi, including two private ones, and would be able to load crude oil onto ships simultaneously on all four docks at a maximum rate of 90,000 bph.