After initial construction began in October, phase one of the new 650 mile EPIC pipeline is now carrying gas after it was completed this weekend. The three-phase pipeline project will connect the Permian and Eagle Ford shale plays to the Port of Corpus Christi.
To prepare for the increased economic activity, the Port of Corpus Christi recently began a dredging projectin their ship channel in addition to a new, taller bridge. Additional pipelines, refineries, and LNG export terminals are planned to ensure Corpus Christi remains “the nation’s energy port.”
As the energy sector continues to stimulate the Texas economy, out-of-state environmental groups continue to target these coming projects, ignoring facts and spreading misleading claims in a coordinated effort that would harm low-income Texas families. Despite their efforts, many Texans along the coast are welcoming the tens of thousands of jobs these new projects are creating, as well as the billions in tax revenue to the state that will fund the education of the next generation of Texans.