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LOOP made to offload world’s largest tankers

LOOP made to offload world’s largest tankers

Linked to over 50% of United States refining capability

David Paganie, Senior Editor

Linked to over 50% of United States refining ability

T he Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) is America’s first and only deepwater oil port.

The slot center is found in the GoM during the base of Port Fourchon, 18 mi south of Grand Isle, La., in 110 ft of water. LOOP may be the port that is only the usa with the capacity of offloading deep-draft tankers referred to as ultra big crude providers (ULCC) and extremely big crude companies (VLCC), some needing 85 ft of draft approval.

The slot is comprised of three single-point mooring (SPM) buoys used for offloading crude tankers and a marine terminal composed of a two-level pumping platform and a three-level control platform.