Brownsville Oil Terminal
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Brownsville Oil Terminal is a proposed oil export terminal in Brownsville, Texas, United States.
The terminal will be located offshore Brownsville, Texas, United States
- Owner: Jupiter MLP
- Location: offshore Brownsville, Texas, United States
- Coordinates: 26.061639, -97.089947 (approximate)
- Capacity: 1,000,000 barrels per day
- Status: Proposed
- Type: Export
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
A groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held in September 2015 when Jupiter MLP had a different name, Centurion Terminals LLC. In 2018 Jupiter announced that it had received permits loading and unloading Panamax-sized vessels at the port’s liquid cargo dock.
Brownsville residents including members of the Sierra Club and SaveRGVfromLNG voiced opposition to Jupiter’s proposal during a May 2019 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality public meeting, with Rebekah Hinojosa of the local Sierra Club chapter saying the organization is firmly against the proposed pipeline and terminal. "Jupiter oil terminal and pipeline is one of the many fossil fuel burning companies targeting our coast,” Hinojosa said. “Our communities do not want to become a sacrifice zone so the oil and gas industry can make a profit, make a mess and leave our communities and our coasts more vulnerable and exposed to harmful pollution that directly infect our air and water."
Articles and resources
- Residents oppose oil projects at Brownsville port, The Monitor, Jun. 2, 2019