Crude oil exports have begun from the second deepwater dock at the South Texas Gateway (STG) terminal, according to Buckeye Partners LP, the terminal’s 50% owner.

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With the second dock now complete, STG can accommodate the simultaneous berthing and loading of two very large crude carrier (VLCC) vessels, Buckeye said last Wednesday.

STG is in Ingleside, at the mouth of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in South Texas.

Subsidiaries of Phillips 66 Partners LP and Marathon Petroleum Corp. each hold 25% stakes in STG.

The terminal’s marine facilities are now fully operational, with construction of storage facilities set to conclude by the end of March, Buckeye said. Once fully operational, STG would boast 8.6 million bbl of petroleum products storage capacity, with the...