Building America’s First Offshore Oil Port: LOOP

Theriot, Jason
June 2012
Journal of American History;Jun2012, Vol. 99 Issue 1, p187
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the construction of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP). The article examines the development of the port in the context of environmental reforms and concerns in the Louisiana wetlands. The essay also examines the LOOP's importance as a pipeline link for bringing in domestic oil products from the Gulf of Mexico since the 1990s.


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