TEXPORT DORMANT; ANOTHER U.S. DEEPWATER PORT ON TRACK

A.D. Koen Gulf Coast News Editor Unpredictable U.S. oil markets and a federal scheme to curb imports scuttled plans for a deepwater oil port in the Gulf of Mexico off Freeport, Tex. Without assurances of adequate oil imports or support from state or federal government, the coordinator of the Texas Offshore Oil Port (Texport) study said the project to accommodate large tankers isn't likely to be raised again soon.

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