Since the opening of the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery in the 1960s and the location of Plant Daniels by Mississippi Power Company, Jackson County, Mississippi has been on the forefront of energy production. Over the years, many pipelines for energy transportation have been constructed, marking this area as a strategic crossroads for connecting energy suppliers with their customers on the East Coast of the United States and beyond.
Today, in light of the growing demand for steady, more abundant energy supply Jackson County continues to grow its energy sector. Chevron's Pascagoula Refinery is its largest refinery in the United States; Mississippi Power Company (A Southern Company), which generates and supplies electrical power, has been noted for its outstanding customer service and for providing most reliable power to its retail and wholesale customers. In October 2011, Gulf LNG opened its 1.5 billion dollar liquefied natural gas terminal.
Singing River Electric Power Association is an electric distribution cooperative serving approximately 70,000 members in southeast Mississippi; its mission is to distribute electric energy and provide services that improve the quality of life of the members and communities it serves. Singing River Electric is a private, not-for-profit organization, locally owned and managed.
Exploration and production success in the deep-water, eastern Gulf of Mexico region has created the need for additional gas transmission and processing infrastructure. The Destin Pipeline and the Pascagoula Gas Processing Plant have been built to serve this need. The Destin 36" main trunkline originates as a junction platform located in Main Pass Block 260 and after coming ashore near Pascagoula, Mississippi, it connects with six major interstate natural gas pipelines, and by-passing capacity-constrained systems in Louisiana.
The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state
Ingalls Shipbuilding and VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula were among five companies that were awarded firm, fixed-price contracts from the U.S. Coast
Call Toll-Free: (800) 362-0103 • Fax: (228) 762-8431 • Email: P.O. Drawer 1558, Pascagoula, MS 39568-1558
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