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EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Magellan Processing

$400M project will add 500 construction jobs, 105 long-term jobs to Corpus Christi economy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Magellan Processing, L.P. to build a new condensate splitter plant at the company’s existing terminal. The facility is in Nueces County, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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San Antonio City Council Approves SAWS Vista Ridge Contract

In a unanimous vote, San Antonio City Council approved the contract to bring 16.3 billion gallons of new non-Edwards Aquifer water annually for 30 years, and then own the pipeline.

The contract, between San Antonio Water System and Vista Ridge Consortium, will require the transport of water from Burleson County to San Antonio through a 142-mile pipeline. Council approval of the contract is the last step in a process that has been under consideration for over three years.

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EPA Approves GHG Permitting Program in Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the State of Texas program to issue greenhouse gas (GHG) permits for new and modified facilities. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has worked closely with EPA and submitted a state implementation plan for GHG permits to replace the existing federal program. EPA announced both its approval of the state implementation plan (SIP) and the rescinding of the federal implementation plan (FIP) making the TCEQ the primary GHG permitting authority in Texas.

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Texas Company to Pay $1.6M for Oil Spill Violations

Superior Crude Gathering Inc. (Superior Crude) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at Superior’s oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. Under the consent decree lodged today in federal court, Superior will pay $1.61 million to resolve the government’s claims.

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Tetra Pak to Survey Pack Expo Attendees to Measure Awareness of Resource Scarcity Impacts on Business

Tetra Pak to Survey Pack Expo Attendees to Measure Awareness of Resource Scarcity Impacts on BusinessParticipants to also share views on use of renewable resources and sustainable resource management practices

Tetra Pak® U.S. will examine industry perceptions about the very real issue of scarce natural resources at PACK EXPO International, conducting a survey among attendees to better understand views around how resource scarcity is impacting supply chains and what companies are doing to mitigate this challenge.

The research is part of Tetra Pak’s new Moving To The Front initiative, launched in July, designed to address the implications of global population growth and increased demand for consumer packaged goods, which are depleting the world’s finite natural resources at an alarming rate, disrupting entire supply chains and potentially limiting business growth.

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