Almost 6 Million Barrels of Crude Moved Through the Port of Corpus Christi in August

Almost six million barrels moved through the Port of Corpus Christi in August. That's almost twice the amount of crude that moved through the port in all of 2011.

Through August, more than 15.8 million barrels have been sent out of the port bound for domestic markets in 2012. Even without complete figures for the year, the port's outbound crude oil movements so far this year are about 100 times the amount from five years ago.

Inland barges can carry 30,000 barrels and oceangoing barges carry up to 300,000. Future expansions of the port will allow it to handle larger oceangoing barges.

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