As the hub of refining, pipeline, rail, military, cargo and beyond, it’s our responsibility to maintain a quality infrastructure to keep America’s energy moving.

Increased Safety

An enhanced channel that allows for two-way traffic and deep-draft vessels will create a safer passthrough and increased efficiency for ships.

Restoring Trade

Since 1975, the U.S. has had a trade deficit, with a major hike occurring from 1997-2000 and continuing to widen since. Maximizing crude oil exports will aid in decreasing the national trade deficit and help restore trade balance.

Community Benefits

The Port of Corpus Christi is responsible for more than 98,000 regional jobs. The completion of the project will lead to additional jobs allowing for increased funding into community reinvestment initiatives.

The Impact on Oil & Gas

Constructing a channel with the capability of moving deep-draft vessels will support national energy security and trade objectives on a monumental scale—enhancing the Port’s ability to accommodate future growth in energy production.

In 2019, Texas oil and gas production increased—now accounting for over 41% of crude oil production and 25% of natural gas production in the U.S. The economic impact of Texas’ oil and gas industry is huge, providing:

  • High-paying state and local jobs
  • Funds to pay over $149 billion in state and local taxes and royalties (since 2007)
  • The Rainy Day Fund—with 100% of funds used to support education, transportation, healthcare and infrastructure in Texas is funded by oil and gas company taxes
Texas ranks 4th in crude oil production, when ranked among top oil producing countries, and ranks #1 among oil and natural gas producing states in the U.S. The new ship channel will help secure our position as leading producers in oil and gas, providing unparalleled benefits to our economy and welfare.