Mark Viator

Orange County approves $150 million, 10-year tax abatement for Jefferson Energy expansion

Orange County and the Orange County Economic Development Corporation have approved a Chapter 381 abatement agreement with Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners, LLC to invest $150,000,000 in the expansion of its trans-load facility in Orange County.

According to Mark Viator, director of Public and Government Affairs/Special Projects at Jefferson Energy Companies, the abatement will allow the company to potentially build additional assets including but not limited to a new storage tank, dock and additional unloading stations and rail.

Orange County overpass to allow more efficient freight transport into port petroleum terminal

Construction of an overpass on the Orange County side of the Port of Beaumont will soon begin and will improve traffic flow in and out of the Jefferson Energy Terminal. The overpass will measure 4 feet wide and 1,800 feet long with one lane in each direction, according to Sarah Dupre, public information officer for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). It will allow traffic to pass over the main rail lines at the port’s Orange County petroleum terminal.