Recognizing the importance of increasing export capacity along the Texas Gulf Coast, various stakeholders have voiced their support for the Texas Gulf Terminals project, including government officials, industry groups, and community organizations.
“The deepwater port facility proposed by Texas Gulf Terminals will load very large ships and move U.S. energy around the world, boosting economic growth, creating jobs, and enhancing the energy independence of the U.S. and our allies.” – U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry
“Given the mismatch between existing infrastructure and future crude oil projections, we are encouraged to see privately-funded investment projects, like the Deepwater Port proposed by Texas Gulf Terminals Inc. and Trafigura, that will help to de-bottleneck the Gulf Coast and move Texas oil to markets where it is in high demand.” – Sen. Kel Seliger (Amarillo), Rep. Tom Craddick (Midland), and Rep. Brooks Landgraf (Odessa)
“As the State of Texas prepares to become a global leader in oil production, further investment in oil export infrastructure will be critical. With crude exports originating from the Permian projected to increase dramatically in the coming years, we need to get Texas oil to markets around the world where people can use it. Texas Gulf Terminals’ deepwater port facility is essential to supporting this goal.” – Rep. J.M. Lozano (Kingsville) and Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (Brownsville)
“Aside from the wonders [Texas Gulf Terminals Project]’s going to do for our community, think about what it’s going to do for south Texas.” – Judge Rudy Madrid, Kleberg County
“Thanks to Texas’ abundant natural resources, the United States has become a leading producer of crude oil. Our state continues to lead the country in crude oil production, with more than 1 billion barrels produced last year, marking the fourth consecutive year Texas has surpassed the 1-billion-barrel benchmark. This record level of production can only be sustained if we invest in smart infrastructure projects like the export terminal proposed by Texas Gulf Terminals.” – Mayor Sam Fugate, City of Kingsville