Ports-to-Plains: From Alberta to the Texas Plains

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2011 West Texas Trade Summit ...

Michael Reeves, President, ... Ports-to-Plains Alliance
... Lubbock, Texas

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Ports-to-Plains: From Alberta to the Texas Plains

  1. 1. Michael Reeves President Ports-to-Plains Alliance
  2. 2. <ul><li>Ports-to-Plains Alliance Partners </li></ul>
  3. 4. Safety <ul><li>Rural fatality rates 2.5 times higher than urban roadways </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of PTP projected to reduce accidents by the following rates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas – 47% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oklahoma – 44% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Mexico – 33% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorado – 28% </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Transporting Farm Equipment
  5. 6. PTP serves oil exploration <ul><li>Ports-to-Plains is route for energy trade between Alberta, Texas and Mexico </li></ul>
  6. 8. Agriculture Corridor
  7. 9. Who buys U.S. Farm Products Top 5 markets for 2006
  8. 10. Oil and Gas Corridor
  9. 11. World Oil Reserves <ul><li>Country Barrels % of World Reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi Arabia 262.3 billion 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Alberta 174.8 billion 13% </li></ul><ul><li>Iran 136.3 billion 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq 115.0 billion 9% </li></ul><ul><li>UAE 97.8 billion 7% </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela 80.0 billion 6% </li></ul>
  10. 12. Who do you trust?
  11. 13. Who do you trust?
  12. 14. Wind Power Corridor
  13. 15. Transportation Costs Factor into Manufacturing Decisions <ul><li>Large size of materials mean greater shipping cost </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 mw blade - $7 per mile shipping cost </li></ul><ul><li>2 mw blade - $15 per mile shipping cost </li></ul><ul><li>Advantage to locate manufacturing facilities near wind farm sites </li></ul>
  14. 16. Infrastructure Demands <ul><ul><li>8-10 permitted and escorted loads per tower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 regular loads per tower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 to 15 total truck loads per wind tower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4000 MW farm with 2667 towers would require up to 40,005 trucks and 53,340 pilot cars </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. State of Coahuila <ul><li>Joined Ports to Plains Alliance October 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Completing corridor from Acuña to Torreon is governor’s top priority </li></ul><ul><li>Looking to expand through two other states </li></ul>
  16. 18. Coahuila, Mexico <ul><li>Torreon – “New Blue Jeans Capital of the World” </li></ul><ul><li>Monclova – 3 wind tower / turbine plants </li></ul><ul><li>Acuña – Upgrading customs facility </li></ul><ul><li>Piedras Negras – new brewery, major rail crossing </li></ul>
  17. 19. San Pedro Monclova Texas Tech University San Antonio Houston Dallas Del Rio To Ports to Plains Allende D.F. Piedras Negras SLP Querétaro Ciudad Hidalgo Salina Cruz Cancún Chilpancingo Oaxaca Hermosillo Chihuahua Durango La Paz Culiacán Monterrey Saltillo Mexicali Mérida Campeche Villa Hermosa Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chetumal Tijuana Nogales Ciudad Juárez Nuevo Laredo Matamoros Mazatlán Acapulco Lázaro Cárdenas Colima Manzanillo Tampico Tuxpan Progreso Veracruz Torreón Zacatecas Ags Cd.Victoria Guadalajara Tepic Morelia Toluca D.F. Cuernavaca Puebla Jalapa
  18. 20. 2010 Ports to Plains Accomplishments <ul><li>More than $240 million in projects under construction </li></ul><ul><li>State of Coahuila joins Ports to Plains </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of Trade Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>First Ports to Plains Energy Summit </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of Eastern Alberta Corridor Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Hours at Port of Wild Horse </li></ul><ul><li>Upgraded customs facilities at Acuña </li></ul>
  19. 21. SAFETEA-LU Reauthorization Recommendations <ul><li>Address funding crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget rural America </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot freight program for the corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot program to streamline permitting and harmonize size and weight regulations </li></ul>
  20. 22. Ports to Plains Energy Summit <ul><li>April 6 – 8 Broomfield, Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Issues from throughout the energy industry that affect our region’s economy </li></ul><ul><li>Great networking opportunity </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>Michael Reeves </li></ul><ul><li>5401 N. MLK #395 </li></ul><ul><li>Lubbock, TX 79403 </li></ul><ul><li>(806) 775-2338 </li></ul><ul><li>www.portstoplains.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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