Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP)
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  • LOOP is the single largest point of entry for waterborne crude oil coming into the U.S.
  • LOOP receives and temporarily stores crude oil supplies from two sources:
    • Tankers carrying foreign and domestic crude oil
    • Domestic crude oil produced in the Gulf of Mexico
  • The oil is stored in eight underground caverns leached out of a naturally occurring salt dome, which are capable of storing approximately 59 million barrels of crude oil
  • Domestic crude is supplied via the Mars Crude Oil Pipeline which connects at the terminal at Clovelly
  • There are direct connections to:

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