Ask most folks in South Florida where their gasoline comes from. They'll probably tell you "the gas station." But what they may not realize is that the answer is "Port Everglades." That's right, the same place you catch a cruise for vacations.
Keeping Florida on the Move
Port Everglades has a long history of providing petroleum. Today, one-fifth of Florida's energy requirements come from petroleum that is stored and distributed by companies located at Port Everglades.
Every day, about 12.5 million gallons of petroleum products are delivered on tank ship and barges to Port Everglades. Commuters heading to/from work count on it. So do airlines and passengers at three international airports. Residents in 12 Florida counties who can't do without it. As the primary storage and distribution seaport for refined petroleum producst in South Florida, Port Everglades and the petroleum companies located at the Port, in effect, help keep the entire region on the move.
Behind the scenes, 13 petroleum terminals and pipeline companies operate within the Port's jurisdiction but on private property. These companies adhere to state and federal regulations, as well as the Port's Tariff.
Petroleum accounts for one-fifth of Port Everglades' total revenues. The current level of annual petroleum production for the region is 109 million barrels. Keeping up with South Florida's demand for gasoline, jet fuel and other petroleum products requires an ongoing effort. Port Everglades is ready for the future with its Master/Vision Plan .
Creating more jobs, more revenue and more positive impact on South Florida's economy is the direction Port Everglades is heading. One thing is certain. We seem to be heading there with a full tank.Click here for Port Everglades' petroleum industry charts and statistics.