The fully loaded Suezfmax tanker Astra inches carefully under the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge after it weighed anchor at Buckeye Partners' dock in April. The Marshall Islands-flagged vessel was on charter to Motiva Enterprises LLC. (Source: Buckeye Partners LP)
All that crude and all those petroleum products have to go somewhere, now that the U.S. is a key exporter. But they need a way to get there, and Texas’ Port of Corpus Christi (PCC) is undergoing change and appears to be the next heralded spot for oil, product and NGL exports.
And by the end of 2018 it could have a new role in the LNG business.