Harbor Island (Axis Midstream) Oil Terminal

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Harbor Island (Axis Midsream) Oil Terminal is a proposed oil export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States.


The terminal will be located on Harbor Island in Corpus Christi, Texas.[1]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Axis Midstream
  • Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
  • Coordinates: 27.846375, -97.071743 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 2 million barrels per day
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Export
  • Start Year: 2020

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


In November 2018 Axis Midstream applied for an environmental permit to build the facility on Harbor Island in Corpus Christi, Texas. Proposed facilities include two ship berths and a staging facility. Two pipelines would bundle fiber-optic cables, natural gas and oil. Pipelines would run across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Redfish Bay.[2]


Port Aransas, Paradise in Peril

The project is opposed by the Port Aransas Conservacy. The group's stated goal is "to foster a balance of conservation and economically sustainable uses for Port Aransas and its surrounding neighborhood and waterways while recognizing that our community and economy is dependent on tourism and fisheries within a hearty barrier island coastal ecosystem."

In August 2019 the Port Aransas city council passed a 60-day moratorium on permitting for industrial development on Harbor Island.[3] In September 2019 the Port of Corpus Christi then sued Port Aransas, claiming its moratorium is unlawful.[4]

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