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Port Hits Milestone as Oil Exports Exceed Imports

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Business is booming at the Port of Corpus Christi. 9,000 tons of oil pipe have been delivered recently to one of the Port's lay down yards.

The Port's Executive Director John LaRue said the needs of drillers in the Eagle Ford Shale development is starting to bring in new business.

"There's new wells being drilled everyday. Mainly, right now, they're oil," LaRue said. "The gas part has not, it initially took off but because the price of natural gas is so low, they're not drilling as many of those."

LaRue said that this year, the Port reached a milestone. They are now exporting more oil than they are importing, and he expects that to continue for the foreseeable future.

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