LOOP has commissioned three new above ground crude oil tanks at its Clovelly Hub in Louisiana.
Each tank can accommodate more than 355,000 barrels of crude oil and they include electronic level controls, fire detection equipment, advanced security surveillance and around the clock operational monitoring.
The tanks were brought into service almost three months ahead of schedule to meet market demands.
The entire project, which started in April 2017, is slated to be complete by April 2017, and will comprise seven new tanks totalling 2.5 million barrels of capacity.
The deepwater port complex was initially developed to facilitate the imports of crude oil to the US, but it has since grown to be an essential landing point for domestically produced energy.