How Expanding the Port of Corpus Christi Will Benefit Midland-Odessa
The Port of Corpus Christi is planning to deepen its shipping channel, which will allow the port to accommodate additional exports of Texas energy. But the benefits aren’t limited to Corpus Christi.
Here’s why expanding the port matters to Texans living over 450 miles away in Midland-Odessa...
Removing Bottlenecks for Texas Oil
The Permian Basin is the largest oilfield in America, but we need more pipelines and infrastructure to get Permian oil to market. An expanded Port of Corpus Christi will open additional markets, which will create jobs and make the Permian Basin an even more attractive place for investment.
New Markets for Permian Natural Gas
Natural gas produced in the Permian is helping to keep Texas power prices low, and it could ultimately provide a clean and low-cost power source for people all around the world. Corpus Christi is already exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG), but the port will be able to handle additional exports after expansion, which means more production and investment in West Texas.
Reducing the Trade Deficit
We now produce so much oil and gas that we can meet American demand and ship our surplus to our trading partners around the world. Expanding the Port of Corpus Christi will increase net exports by approximately $30 billion, which means a better balance of trade for Texas and the entire country.
Support the Port of Corpus Christi
Once this project is complete, more oil and gas will be able to be shipped abroad from the Permian Basin, helping to boost local economies and the Texas economy as a whole. Sign the petition if you support expanding the Port of Corpus Christi.