Port of Corpus Christi's Eagle Ford Oil Exports Exceed Oil Imports

The Port of Corpus Christi has reached a milestone that won't likely be reversed any time soon. Oil exports from the port are exceeding imports. During the month of August, the port saw oil exports rise to almost 3.9 million barrels (~124,000 b/d) compared to inbound cargo of just 2.8 million barrels (~90,000 b/d). One year prior in August of 2012, the port was exporting just 2.8 million barrels (~90,000 b/d) and importing over 3 million barrels (~100,000 b/d).

There’s new wells being drilled everyday. Mainly, right now, they’re oil,” John LaRue, Port Director, said. “The gas part has not, it initially took off but because the price of natural gas is so low, they’re not drilling as many of those.

TexStar Midstream Buys Tierra Pipeline & Transportation Assets

Tierra Pipeline Map
Tierra Pipeline Map

TexStar Midstream and affiliated companies have agreed to buy Tierra Pipeline, LP, and Tierra Transportation.

TexStar Midstream Services will operate the Tierra Pipeline and Black Creek Well Services will operate Tierra Transportation. Black Creek Well Services is a sister company to TexStar Midstream.

The primary assets trading hands are:

  • Tierra Pipeline - 140-mile pipeline with right-of-way from San Antonio to Corpus Christi
  • Tierra Transportation - 60 employees and 35 tractor trailers
We have been talking to Tierra on and off for years. The time was finally right for us to move. We are extremely excited about having Tierra Pipeline and Tierra Transportation as part of our asset base and team. We are buying this because we really like the business that Tierra has built and we want to grow it.
— Phil Mezey , CEO of TexStar Midstream and Black Creek
As we have always known, both the Tierra Pipeline and Tierra Transportation assets are strategically located in Central Texas. A multi-line right-of-way that extends from San Antonio to Corpus Christi and intersects the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale has proven to be a unique asset;
— Tierra Companies CEO, Glen Gonzalez

Read the full press release at prnewswire.com

Free Training Offered to Halt Transportation Deaths - Press Release

In response to the high number of transportation related deaths amongst Texas oil and gas workers, Safety Services Company is offering a free online training program in driver safety.

“It is not only important to ensure your employees understand safety while at the workplace, but while driving home from the workplace also,” said Safety Services Company spokesman Michael Rich.

Since 2009, 40 oil and gas workers in Texas have lost their lives while navigating public roads either to or from work.

However, the hazard isn’t confined by the state boundaries of Texas.

A 2013 study published by the Accident Analysis & Prevention Journal, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, found that oil and gas workers are 8.5 more times likely to die in a motor vehicle crashes while on the job than those in other businesses. Reasons for the heightened deaths on the roads ways steam from the fact that oilfield workers often work long hours and must navigate more treacherous roadways to get to isolated work locations.

“Many of these workers are young men who simply are not aware of the potential for death on the roadway,” Rich said. “We want to educate them on these hazards to help save their lives.”

To facilitate this education Safety Services Company is encouraging the owners of companies who work in the oil and gas sector to require their employees to complete a driver safety program.

“Whether they take it through us for free, or get it somewhere else all that is important is that these employees get the training they need,” Rich said.

To take advantage of safety services free training course call 877-427-1503.

For more information visit - www.safetyservicescompany.com


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