Covington, Louisiana, November 21, 2018
In response to multiple inquiries, LOOP confirms its deepwater port loading capabilities are able to meet market demand after successfully loading multiple VLCC’s for export during 2018.  
LOOP, as the nation’s only deepwater port, is constructed specifically for the safe and efficient handling of VLCC’s (Very Large Crude Carriers), and began export operations in February 2018.  
Since the Crimson/MPLX announcement of the Swordfish pipeline reversal, LOOP reports customer requests concerning its deepwater port export capabilities have skyrocketed, said Wade Tornyos, Public Information Officer.
Projected inland crude flow increases will tap LOOP’s flexibility and capacity to stage and load large volumes of crude oil.  Crude oil arrives at LOOP’s Clovelly Hub from several domestic sources, including Deepwater Gulf of Mexico production, U.S. mid-continent production on the Zydeco pipeline system and newly proposed, from St. James on the existing and repurposed Swordfish system.
The Clovelly Hub offers a unique suite of services utilizing its already-built infrastructure.  The number of vessels loaded can be scaled to meet increasing market demand with the utmost efficiency and environmental care.
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137 Northpark Blvd
Covington LA  70433
About Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LLC
LOOP LLC provides crude oil offloading, loading, transportation, terminalling and storage services. It owns and operates the nation’s only crude oil deepwater port, which includes three single-point mooring (SPM) buoys in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, approximately 18 miles offshore of Louisiana. The SPMs can accommodate very large crude carriers, ultra-large crude carriers, medium-range Jones Act compliant tankers and floating production, storage and offloading deepwater facility shuttle tankers. LOOP also provides logistics services to pipelines that connect to regional and national pipeline networks and refining facilities. LOOP has more than 72 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity at its Clovelly Hub in Galliano, La. LOOP is a joint venture of Marathon Petroleum Company LP, as majority owner; Shell Oil Company; and Valero Terminalling and Distribution Company.