In the video, Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl gives an update on the Bluewater Texas Terminal Project. He also talks about a recent EPA action that has impacted the project.
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Summary of the Bluewater Texas Terminal Project Update
Hi, I’m Philip Hundl. I’d like to talk to you today about an update on the Bluewater Texas Terminal Project. It’s one of these deep ocean projects off the coast of Texas. It’s been planned for the last several years, and I’ve talked about it on this channel and on my blog several times.
This pipeline project is an onshore pipeline in the Aransas Pass area. So we’re talking about San Patricio County and Aransas County. It runs just to the west of Gregory, Texas, and it runs north around the city. It then runs just north of Aransas Pass and then the town of Aransas Pass. And then it goes across intracoastal waterway on to the barrier islands of Texas, past Port Aransas and out into the Gulf about 20 miles. Several years ago, it was to the northeast of Port Aransas or the channel coming into Port Aransas.
This project is a Phillips 66 project in partnership with a Singapore energy trading company called Trafigura. They’re trying to develop this deep water offshore port so that large ships can come into this port and load with oil. Texas ports aren’t that deep so this way they have a deep water port offshore about 20 to 30 miles.
We talked about the SPOT Terminal port project, which is another offshore deepwater port that’s planned to be off the coast of the Galveston Surfside area. I’ve done another video about that one.
Recent EPA Action Impacting the Project
The EPA revoked their permit for the Bluewater Texas Terminal and said what they intended to do would cause too much air pollution. So the EPA has asked Phillips 66 and Trafigura to go back, revise the project’s pollution control measures, and then resubmit the application.
That’s the latest. I’ve got quite a few clients who have been watching this. They were contacted pre pandemic in 2019 about this project.
It looked like it was going to happen. Then all of these projects were put on hold or canceled. Now it looks like it’s attempting to get started again. However there has been a setback through this EPA action revoking their permit.
So just FYI on the Bluewater Texas Terminal Project, that’s the Aransas Pass area. With that good luck!
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