A Sentinel Midstream LLC subsidiary said Monday it has received a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the deepwater crude oil export facility planned off the coast of Freeport, TX.

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The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued the DEIS for the Texas GulfLink project, a “critical step in the regulatory process toward receiving a license to operate the deepwater port,” which would be capable of fully loading very large crude carrier, or VLCC, tankers.

“The Texas GulfLink team has been actively working with the United States Maritime Administration and the United States Coast Guard to timely address questions and provide additional information relevant to the DEIS,” said Sentinel CEO Jeff Ballard.

Texas GulfLink is to include an...