Enterprise's SPOT Project Receives Record of Decision
OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) --- Enterprise Products Partners L.P. today announced
that its Sea Port Oil Terminal project recently received its Record of Decision
from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration in
accordance with the provisions of the Deepwater Port Act of 1974. The receipt
of the ROD is a significant milestone in the process to obtain a license for
SPOT under the Deepwater Port Act.
The proposed SPOT project is comprised of a fixed-platform, deepwater port
marine terminal in the Gulf of Mexico that will be connected to an onshore
crude oil storage facility with approximately 4.8 million bbl of capacity in
Brazoria County, Texas.
The platform will be located approximately 30 nautical miles off the coast
of Texas in approximately 115-feet of water. The platform will be connected to
the onshore storage facility by two 36-inch, bidirectional pipelines. SPOT is
designed to load Very Large Crude Carriers and other crude oil tankers at rates
up to 85,000 bbl per hour.
SPOT is designed to reduce carbon dioxide and volatile organic compound
emissions by approximately 65% and 94%, respectively, compared to current
Enterprise will begin work immediately to satisfy the remining conditions to
obtain the deepwater port license in 2023. Remaining conditions include routine
construction, operating and decommissioning guarantees, submission of public
outreach, wetland restoration and VOC monitoring plans, and other state
approvals. The Maritime Administration has indicated it will work with SPOT to
address and satisfy the conditions of approval for the issuance of the license.
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