Energy CEOs ask President Trump to fund Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project – HBJ

A coalition of six energy company CEOs — including four from Houston — issued a public letter asking President Donald Trump for federal funds for a project to deepen and widen the ship channel at Port Corpus Christi.The South Texas waterway received congressional approval to deepen its ship channel from 45 feet deep and 400 feet wide to 54 feet deep and 520 feet wide, but no federal funding for the $326 million project.In a Jan. 29 letter, Port Corpus Christi CEO Sean Strawbridge asked Trump to include funding for the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project in his fiscal year 2019 budget.”Once completed, this economically and strategically vital infrastructure project will undoubtedly position the United States as the most energy dominant player in the world,” Strawbridge wrote.Six energy company CEOs with facilities at Port Corpus Christi joined Strawbridge by sending a letter of their own, specifically asking Trump to include $60 million in his fiscal year 2019 presidential budget for the project.

Source: Energy CEOs ask President Trump to fund Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project – Houston Business Journal

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