Sempra proposes Port Arthur terminal
Sempra Energy has proposed the construction of a marine petroleum terminal and storage facility in Port Arthur, Texas.
The company said the proposal was in response “to the growing need for accessible oil and petroleum storage and infrastructure along the U.S. Gulf Coast.”
The initial phase of the proposed Port Arthur Marine Terminal would provide storage and transportation assistance in the import and export of crude oil, liquid petroleum gas and related products. The terminal would serve the Gulf Coast region’s refineries, pipelines and storage facilities.
The company said, “Large ships carrying petroleum and other related products to the region’s refineries are limited by long, inner-waterway voyages that are restricted to daylight hours.'
The proposed Sempra Energy terminal would allow for 24-hour marine terminal access with an initial, first-phase throughput of up to 500,000 barrels a day.”
The company is seeking what it called “non-binding indications of interest in capacity or a partnership in the proposed terminal” through Feb. 15.
It said the project’s first phase, involving the construction of storage tanks and multiship berthing facilities, would require about 120 acres of the 2,900 acres Sempra Energy owns near Port Arthur.
The Sempra Energy property also is the proposed site of a larger energy complex that includes the planned development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, Port Arthur LNG. That project, which will be capable of storing and regasifying up to 3 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, will begin construction upon obtaining sufficient LNG supply and capacity agreements.