Texas Crude Offshore Loading Terminal
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Texas Crude Offshore Loading Terminal, also known as COLT, is a proposed oil export terminal offshore Freeport, Texas, United States.
The terminal will be located 30 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, United States.
- Owner: Enbridge, Oiltanking GmbH
- Location: 30 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, United States
- Coordinates: 28.368041, -95.287247 (approximate)
- Capacity: 2 million barrels per day
- Status: Cancelled
- Type: Export
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
In December 2018 Enbridge, Kinder Morgan, and Oiltanking GmbH announced plans to build an $800 million oil export terminal offshore Freeport, Texas, and make it operational by late 2021 or early 2022. A permit application for the project was submitted to the Maritime Administration on Feb. 4, 2019, and is listed under Docket ID: MARAD-2019-0012. In March 2019 Kinder Morgan withdrew from the project and its share was purchased by Enbridge. In January 2020 Enbridge announced that it was withdrawing its application for COLT and would instead be focusing on its Sea Port Oil Terminal proposal.
Articles and resources
- Kinder Morgan quits Enbridge, Oiltanking crude export venture, Reuters, Mar. 25, 2019
- UPDATE: Enbridge, Kinder Morgan to build offshore terminal to export US oil, S&P Platts Global, Dec. 11, 2018
- Texas Colt submits application for deepwater port project, Oil & Gas Journal, Feb. 4, 2019
- Enbridge withdraws Texas COLT crude export application to focus on Enterprise port, S&P Global Platts, Jan. 7, 2020