The town of Port Arthur has only around 60,000 residents but its economic impact is far greater than its size might imply. Port Arthur is home to many large energy infrastructure projects and is undergoing a major economic upswing. Port Arthur is a major Texas port that attracts a workforce from around the nation. At Van Deventer Furniture Rental, we provide the best in local furniture rental to this workforce and the companies that hire them with excellent prices, stellar service, and easy, fast delivery.
New terminals are under construction in the Port Arthur area, including the Golden Pass and Sabine Pass LNG terminals. Sabine Pass has already brought $2 billion in investment to the area. This re-investment in Port Arthur is due to bring billions more in investment to the area and a large workforce with particular strengths in the petrochemical industry.
Port Arthur is already home to a great deal of the United States’ refining capacity, and is adding additional refining capacity in a scope that hasn’t been matched for 30 years. Motiva Enterprises is adding to its western Port Arthur refinery. Valero recently expanded its Port Arthur petrochemical plant’s operations with a $775 million project. BASF/Fina expanded their operations in Port Arthur with a combined $2.75 billion upgrade.
Mobile and contract workers are a major reason for Port Arthur’s ability to grow and add additional refining capacity. The Golden Pass project alone is expected to bring up to 7,000 contract workers to the area. This workforce and the petrochemical expansion is an economic driver for Port Arthur as a whole, providing a boost for local businesses in the service and tourism sector, as well.
Port Arthur also has a large shipping sector, connected as it is to the rest of the world by the Intracoastal Waterway. With completion of two new locks in the Panama Canal in 2015, Port Arthur should expand its capacity to handle shipping in commodities like forest products, iron and steel, and more.
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