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  • The Henry Hub in Erath, Louisiana, where 13 major pipeline systems interconnect, is the delivery point for the benchmark natural gas futures contract traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  
  • Louisiana’s 18 oil refineries account for nearly one-fifth of the nation’s refining capacity and are capable of processing more than 3.3 million barrels of crude oil per day. 
  • The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) is the only U.S. deep-water port and is able to offload the largest crude tankers. It can receive up 2 million barrels per day.
  • In early 2016, the first large-scale LNG export terminal in the Lower 48 states opened at Sabine Pass, Louisiana, and will be able to process 3.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day for export when fully operational.
  • Louisiana is home to two of the four storage sites that make up the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which is capable of holding an emergency stockpile of 727 million barrels of oil. The two Louisiana sites can hold up to almost 300 million barrels.

Last Updated: February 15, 2018

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