The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port is pushing out the most crude it’s shipped in any one month since the terminal began supertanker exports in February. As the race to build new supertanker ports in the U.S. intensifies, LOOP this week is poised to send out three Very Large Crude Carriers, or VLCCs, carrying 6 million barrels of crude bound for overseas, according to a person familiar with the matter. And more VLCCs are set to load later this month. The boost comes as the U.S. turns into a net oil exporter for the first time in almost 75 years, having shipped a record volume of American crude overseas last week, according to the Energy Information Administration. While nine new deepwater terminals are planned for Texas and Louisiana, most won’t start up until at least the end of 2019. Until then, LOOP — the only terminal able to […]