26.01.16. Emco Wheaton played a crucial role in the transfer of the first shipment of US crude oil for export in 40 years, after the Theo T tanker set sail from the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas bound for Europe.
The Greek oil tanker was loaded on New Year’s Eve by NuStar Energy LP at its North Beach Terminal at Corpus Christi using three Emco Wheaton Marine Loading Arms.
To supply crude oil to the global market, Nustar made significant investments in its terminal operations in 2014 with the purchase of new equipment. The addition of a metering system, vapour control system, and a dock structure with the three marine loading arms were integral in Nustar’s ability to load export-size cargoes at a rate of 30,000 bph.
Emco Wheaton VP/GM Michael O’Neil said: “It’s a great achievement for Emco Wheaton loading arms to play such an important role in US history and we are proud to be a part.”
The complete loading arm package for NuStar was designed and manufactured at Emco Wheaton’s custom built plant in Kirchhain, Germany.

26th January 2016