Enbridge’s oil export facility in South Texas has achieved a significant milestone, with the safe loading of 500 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) at its terminal near Corpus Christi.

The Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center (EIEC) is the largest crude oil export terminal in the United States, handling about a quarter of all US Gulf Coast exports annually. Safety has always been the top priority at EIEC, with a commitment to operate in a safe and responsible manner.

(PHOTO: The Amphion supertanker, owned by Capital Ship Management Corp., shown here at the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center on April 13, 2024, became the 500th Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) safely loaded at the EIEC.)

VLCCs, which can carry up to 2.2 million barrels of oil, are crucial for global crude oil shipments. The strategic location of EIEC near open water and international shipping lanes enhances efficiency and reduces emissions. Enbridge’s focus on global energy security is further supported by the terminal’s role in providing secure, sustainable, and responsibly sourced North American energy to the world. The achievement of loading 500 VLCCs without incident is a testament to the collaborative effort of the facility’s dedicated team and its partners in maintaining safety.

The partnership with SR Trident and Signet Maritime has contributed to the successful operations and added an extra layer of safety. This milestone is a significant contribution to the local economy and reinforces the importance of health and safety as top priorities for Enbridge and its partners.

For more information visit www.enbridge.com

15th April 2024