Lone Star Ports is committed to the long-term environmentally safe and responsible development of the Harbor Island Export Terminal. Working directly with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and adhering to all permitting procedures and processes we are committed to the safety of our environment and the residents of our community.
Lone Star Ports is committed to reducing or eliminating greenhouse gasses emitted during the processing and transfer of oil and natural gas and other activities associated with the ongoing operation of our facilities. These efforts include but are not limited to:
In January 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded an initial contract of $92 million to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel from the entrance to the Intra-Coastal Waterway to Harbor Island to accommodate Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC). The 54-foot dredging project is underway, and we have initiated a permit process to dredge the channel to 75 feet.
Beneficial uses for dredge material include but are not limited to: