Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce

From the desk of Chamber President Bill McCoy

Export boom for the Gulf Coast

With the export of LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) and the import of Canadian Oil

(when the XL pipeline is permitted) the Gulf Coast is a bubble of economic

development that will explode in the next 2 - 10 years. There has been

discussion of ending the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA).

This act prevents U.S. companies from exporting American oil. This issue is

debated and not all refineries support the issue. Still, in the long run,

From the desk of Chamber President Bill McCoy

The first few months of 2014 have seen the Port Arthur Chamber begin addressing issues and goals outlined in our 2013 retreat. In an effort to determine our strengths and weaknesses the chamber has formed an Accreditation Task Force to ready us for application to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Accreditation module. The Task Force will be composed of 30 to 40 members with the goal of examining every aspect of the chamber and writing goals to address areas where we are deficient. When this Task Force has completed their mission we will then communicate with the U.S.