Bluewater Texas Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor
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Bluewater Texas Terminal is a proposed oil export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States.


The terminal will be located in the Gulf of Mexico, 21 miles east of Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Trafigura; Phillips 66
  • Location: offshore Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
  • Coordinates: 27.815558, -96.828670 (approximate)
  • Capacity: Terminal 1: 1,920,000 barrels per day; Terminal 2: 1,920,000 barrels per day
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Export
  • Start Year:

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


In June 2019 Trafigura applied for a permit to build the project with the Maritime Administration (MARAD) under MARAD-2019-0094-0003. In February 2020 Trafigura announced that it had formed a partnership with Phillips 66 to build the terminal.[1]

Having been intent in Spring 2020 on making a final investment decision (FID) on the project by the end of 2020, Phillips 66 announced in June 2020 that "We are still many months away from a financial investment decision". A combination of COVID-19 travel limitations further delaying the federal licensing process and sharply reduced global crude oil demand which has caused US production to drop has caused increased uncertainty over the project.[2]

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