Week In Review: December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Energy Briefing 

Expanded Texas Shipping Lane Could Help Cut Trade Deficit By $50 Billion

After three decades of wrangling, Texas officials have approved funding to expand the Port of Corpus Christi, which will widen and deepen its shipping channel -- a project that will have national and international implications.

The $360 million Corpus Christi Channel Improvement Project is expected to be a boon to Texas oil drillers as large oil tankers will be able to load more than 2 million barrels of crude oil at a time.





Report: U.S. LNG Export Capacity to More Than Double By End of 2019

The United States will be able to export more than double the amount of liquefied natural gas by the end of next year, a new report from the Energy Information Administration shows.





USGS: Permian Basin Holds the Largest Oil and Gas Resource Ever Assessed

The largest continuous oil and natural gas resource potential ever assessed was just announced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and it’s located in the Permian Basin. As Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said of the news,


"Christmas came a few weeks early this year. American strength flows from American energy, and as it turns out, we have a lot of American energy.”







Liquefied Natural Gas Exports


Did you know? Nationwide, the LNG export facilities proposed or under construction in Texas could have an economic impact of more than $145 billion. 



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