• Open to Ships from Around the World

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    Tanker Offloading

    LOOP operates the only offshore oil port in the nation where supertankers can directly offload their cargoes of crude oil. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, 20 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, the LOOP Marine Terminal stands in 110 feet of water, where domestic and international tankers can safely moor and transfer crude oil at rates up to 100,000 barrels per hour.

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  • Safely Storing and Distributing Gulf of Mexico Crude Production

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    Domestic Terminaling

    The location and vast storage and distribution capabilities of LOOP make it a natural fit to handle crude oil produced in the Gulf of Mexico. The Mars and Endymion pipeline systems partner with LOOP to store and transport their domestic crude oil.

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  • Operating the Largest Private Crude Storage Facility

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    Cavern Storage

    Oil delivered to LOOP is temporarily stored in our crude oil storage facilities in Clovelly, Louisiana, the largest privately-owned crude oil storage facilities in the nation. LOOP operates eight underground caverns with a storage capacity of more than 58 million barrels.

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  • Large, Modern Tank Facility with Room to Grow

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    Tank Storage

    LOOP operates twelve 600,000 barrel above ground storage tanks which house various grades of crude oil for our customers, with more storage tanks under construction. The drain-dry tanks provide flexibility in handling a variety of crude grades for our customers.

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  • Unique Blending Options for a Variety of Grades

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    Blending

    LOOP is a dependable source of custom blended crude oil for our customers. We are able to blend crude grades from a combination of tanks and/or caverns to meet each customer’s refining needs.

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  • Processing Custody Transfer of Crude Oil to Meet Your Needs

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    Custody Title Transfer

    LOOP facilities and pipelines feature dedicated metering with custody measurements, allowing easy and precise transfer of ownership between shippers.

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  • The LOCAP Pipeline, connecting LOOP Storage to the St. James Hub

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    Pipeline Management

    LOOP operates the 48" diameter LOCAP pipeline, creating efficiencies for the users of domestic and foreign crude oil transport and storage.

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LOOP: Louisiana Offshore Oil Pipeline
LOOP LLC is a limited liability company whose primary business is offloading foreign crude oil from tankers, and storing and distributing the inventory via connecting pipelines to refineries throughout the Gulf Coast and Midwest. LOOP is also the storage and terminalling facility for the Mars and Endymion pipeline systems and their supply of offshore domestic crude oil.

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The U.S. imports more than 50 percent of its daily crude oil requirements, and LOOP plays a key role in meeting those needs through our distribution and shipping capabilities.