Sentinel Midstream is to develop its Texas GulfLink, a proposed Deepwater Crude Oil Export Terminal, located near Freeport, Texas. The completed facility will be capable of fully loading Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) vessels.
Texas GulfLink will include an onshore terminal with up to 18 million barrels of storage, an offshore 42-inch pipeline, and a manned offshore platform to facilitate port operations with two Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM) Single Point Mooring (SPM) buoys. Projected export loading rates will be up to 85,000 barrels per hour, with a nominal capacity of 1.2 million barrels per day over the course of a calendar year.
“Texas GulfLink will provide the United States with an economical solution to clear the over-supply barrels destined for the Gulf Coast,” said Sentinel Midstream President and CEO Jeff Ballard.
Over the past year, Sentinel Midstream developed Texas GulfLink in conjunction with multiple stakeholders, including federal, state, and local agencies. The project has secured necessary commercial support to justify the capital investment and is preparing its submission of a formal permit with the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD).
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