Monthly Archives: October 2018

DEAL REACHED ON MAJOR CRUDE OIL EXPORT TERMINAL ON HARBOR ISLAND

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority announced it has entered into an agreement with The Carlyle Group to work exclusively to develop a world-class crude oil export terminal on Harbor Island, connecting growing crude oil production in the United States with global markets. The Terminal would be the first onshore location in the U.S. capable of providing export service to fully-laden Very Large Crude Carriers and would further the Port’s position as the preeminent global crude oil export hub

VLCC access at the Port of Corpus Christi will open the global markets for U.S. oil producers, pipelines, their supply chains and customers. The result could produce up to a $50 billion annual reduction to the national trade deficit. Importantly, the City of Corpus Christi would benefit from the thousands of direct and indirect jobs as well as billions in incremental economic activity.

COUNTY JUDGE LOYD NEAL HONORED BY CORNYN

Retiring Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal “exemplifies the spirit of a true Texan and statesman” according to a certificate honoring the judge which was presented to him last week.

U.S Sen. John Cornyn gave Neal a flag that has flown over the nation’s capitol during a meeting with city and county officials.

The certificate that came with the flag said it was presented to Neal in recognition of his decades of public and military service.

“His devoted service to Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, and our nation exemplifies the spirit of a true Texan and statesman,” the certificate reads.

Neal served 30 years active duty in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves before retiring as a colonel. He served as Mayor of Corpus Christi before being elected county judge in 2006. And along the way he developed a reputation as a hard-working, honest public servant who cares about the people he serves.

Cornyn was in Corpus Christi last week meeting with local leaders like Neal and Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb about issues facing the city and county that involve the federal government.