LOCATED IN THE BAHAMAS
The Caribbean is made up of relatively small islands with small ports. There are limited sizes of liquid bulk tanks, making logistics with small vessels and delivery complicated and expensive. As demand for fuels has increased, there has become a great need for large volume liquid bulk storage terminals as strategic hubs with high throughputs for the suppliers of various products.
Our relationship with the Commonwealth of the Bahamas started with a vision for meeting the energy needs of the Bahamas and the surrounding area. Currently, the Grand Bahamas’ Island is being used by other energy firms for storage, bunkering and blending. It is used as a holding area for forwarding crude oil deliveries to North America and as a “break-bulk” point for transshipment operations. In addition, fuel oil and lighter products may also be transshipped at the proposed sea island.
Oban Energies’ location along the Northwest Providence Channel east of Freeport is just 90 miles (145 kilometers) from the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. The relatively shallow water access to the United States Gulf Coast and East Coast ports require the final delivery segment of the crude oil voyage from the North Sea, Middle East, North Africa and other foreign origination points to these regions be accomplished in smaller shuttle-size vessels. Oban Energies will serve as the perfect location for the transfer of crude to smaller shuttle vessels to shallow ports of the United States.