Sabine Pass is the natural outlet of Sabine Lake into the Gulf of Mexico. It borders Jefferson County, Texas, and Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Two major battles occurred here during the American Civil War, known as the First and Second Battles of Sabine Pass. Hurricane Rita made landfall on September 24, 2005 and on September 12–13, 2008, Hurricane Ike struck Sabine Pass and Galveston, generating the highest surge of 22 feet which is, according to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88), the highest ever recorded at Sabine Pass. Sabine Pass is a site for an LNG receiving terminal because it is located along one of a few deepwater ports along the Gulf Coast suitable for importing LNG. The region also has an existing pipeline infrastructure with access to South East Texas and U.S. markets. The former city of Sabine Pass, Texas is now a neighborhood of Port Arthur.
Bookmark the permalink.