Skip to comments.Biden Admin Quietly Greenlights Plan To Build Huge Gulf of Mexico Oil Terminal off Texas
Posted on 11/26/2022 9:20:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind
The Biden administration has quietly approved plans to build a new crude oil terminal in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, seemingly in contradiction to the president’s climate agenda.
The Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration approved the application (pdf) for Enterprise’s Sea Port Oil Terminal, one of four proposed offshore oil export terminals, on Monday.
According to the application, the port will be located offshore of Freeport, Texas. It will have 4.8 million barrels of storage capacity and add 2 million barrels per day to the U.S. oil export capacity.
In its 94-page decision (pdf), the Maritime Administration said that it had approved the application because the construction and operation of the port is “in the national interest and consistent with other policy goals and objectives.”
“The construction and operation of the Port is in the national interest because the Project will benefit employment, economic growth, and U.S. energy infrastructure resilience and security,” the administration wrote. “The Port will provide a reliable source of crude oil to U.S. allies in the event of market disruption and have a minimal impact on the availability and cost of crude oil in the U.S. domestic market.”
The decision states that the project will expand on an existing Enterprise Crude Houston operated terminal located in Houston and will generate 62 permanent jobs over 30 years. Additionally, 1,400 temporary construction jobs will be created, with the majority of the workforce being hired from existing labor pools in Texas and Louisiana, according to the application.
The Environmental Protection Agency quietly issued its approval (pdf) of the project in October but stressed that “more emphasis is needed to ensure that environmental justice and climate change considerations are included in the project for the protection of overburdened communities.”
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Too little too late.
Gee, what happened to John Kerry ? Did he protested?
Biden had a lucid moment?
Hell has frozen over~
To sell oil to China not US.
And from the new terminal you can almost see Venezuela...
Hell has frozen over~
Do you suppose pigs flew out of his nether regions too? 🤪😀😅
Yeah, China is close enough, at the Panama Canal, that Joe can give it to them.
More oil for the rest of the world.
But not us.
Biden is treasonous. Bought and now blackmailed by China, and several other foreign entities.
And McCarthy will hem and haw, and NOT impeach and remove him. Because, donors. And he’s most likely compromised as well.
That'll help us, indirectly. All the buyers buy from the global marketplace. This will help to bring the prices down.
For shipping in, or shipping out? If for in, to what newly approved refineries?
So, exporting oil from offshore Texas is OK, but importing oil from Canada via land pipeline is bad.
Post-rationalism in action.
It is designed for out.
There hasn’t been an all new permitted oil refinery since 1976.
these East coast oil terminals will be supplying Europe, not China
because Russian oil gets cut off next week ... maybe for years to come, if Russia wants to continue this unnecessary war
Russia is not looking for oil trade with Europe anymore, isn’t it obvious? And you once again putting causes and consequences upside down. The war was provoked to disrupt trade and not vice versa.
Russia is going to trade with China and India whereas Europe gets hooked to the overpriced US supply. Guess who gets the competitive edge in the end.
“because Russian oil gets cut off next week ... maybe for years to come, if Russia wants to continue this unnecessary war”
The EU, as with the West, steady cutting their wrists and bleeding out.
Europe seems to be doing just fine, cranko
but be sure to let us know when this alleged “bleeding out” happens
“Europe seems to be doing just fine, cranko”
Resident of Canuckistan, you need to seriously put the crack pipe down if you think everything is A-OK or fine in Europe...
10% for the Big Guy...
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