TCEQ Hosted Public Meeting on Air Permit Application for Proposed Oil Export Terminal

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, DECEMBER 10, 2019) – Representatives from Lone Star Ports, LLC, a Berry Company, attended the TCEQ Public Meeting held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Port Royal Ocean Resort and listened respectfully to the concerns expressed by the business and property owners and the elected officials, for this proposed project.

As an organization that has been actively engaged in the viability and economy of the Coastal Bend Region for the last 65 years, The Berry Company, via Lone Star Ports, will continue that commitment by adhering to the highest standards of safety, environmental and regulatory compliance, working with community and industry leaders to address any concerns and enhancing the local economy with a sustainable project that co-exists with the ongoing Port development activities.

The Berry Company is a long-standing, established, private organization in South Texas with extensive experience in construction projects of this magnitude. Lone Star Ports employs and retains top professionals and engineers to ensure this project utilizes the latest state-of-the-art safety and environmental methods, continuing to set the bar for the industry.

Lawrence Berry, Director and Acting CEO, states, “It is our intention to be forthcoming and to put the citizens of Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Corpus Christi and Rockport, our employees and our shared love for our coastal environment at the forefront of our endeavors. We look forward to addressing each constructive concern with facts, visuals and data via as they are finalized.”

About The Berry Group:
The Berry Group is the largest private employer in the Corpus Christi area through its numerous investments and operations in the oil and gas industry and its subsidiary, Bay Ltd., a Corpus Christi-headquartered infrastructure, construction, and fabrication contractor for the oil and gas sector.

About The Port of Corpus Christi:
As the leading U.S. crude oil export port and a major economic engine of Texas and the nation, the Port of Corpus Christi is the 3rd largest port in the United States in total revenue tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36-mile, 47-foot (MLLW) deep channel, the Port of Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic maritime commerce. The Port has excellent railroad and highway network connectivity via three North American Class-1 railroads and two major interstate highways. With an outstanding staff overseen by its seven member commission, the Port of Corpus Christi is “Moving America’s Energy.”

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