Port Bureau Member Updates

May 2017 Commerce Club
Anthony C. Chovanec
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Products Partners, L.P.

Anthony ChovanecAnthony Chovanec was elected Senior Vice President, Enterprise Products Partners, L.P., in June 2014. He heads the company’s Fundamentals/Supply Appraisal Team which was formed in 2010 and is responsible for the evaluation of the key supply and demand trends around the company’s five business lines: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids, Crude Oil, Refined Products and Petrochemicals. These analyses are used in Enterprise’s commercial activities and in evaluating capital investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Enterprise in 2007, Anthony was with El Paso Corporation for seven years where he had gas marketing and business development responsibilities, including leading the natural gas marketing and trading activities. Anthony spent the early part of his career with Valero Energy Corporation where he focused on finance, strategic planning and business development.
Thank you to our Annual Table Sponsors Houston Pilots, Regions Bank, Moran Shipping Agencies, Richardson Companies, Targa Resources and West Gulf Maritime Association, and our Table Sponsor Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Register for the Commerce Club luncheons by visiting www.txgulf.org/events/commerce-club or by calling the Port Bureau at 713-678-4300.


LBC Tank Terminals donates $200,000 to San Jacinto College Foundation

LBC Tank Terminals Houston has pledged $200,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships, program equipment and facilities support. According to the press release from San Jacinto College, the donation was presented to the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees on March 6, 2017.
“We are proud to be collaborating and partnering with the LBC Tank Terminal Group,” said Ruth Keenan, executive director of the San Jacinto College Foundation. “This legacy partnership will directly benefit our College, our students and their families, and the surrounding communities we serve.”
When complete, the total value of the partnership will be approximately $4.3 million. This total includes scholarship, program equipment and facilities support, site development in the form of prep work for facility expansion, additional parking and docking and a 16-acre wetlands area improvement plan. In addition, LBC Tank Terminals Houston is offering internships for San Jacinto College students, job placement and instructor support for the maritime and industrial technology trades programs.
“This is an investment in our youth, and an important investment to support our industry needs so that we can keep up with the growing workforce demand,” said LBC Tank Terminals Regional Business President, Americas, John Grimes. “Education is the foundation for our future. We are proud to partner with San Jacinto College and offer this contribution to do our part in filling the gaps in the workforce pipeline.”

Houston Pilots Issue Menhaden Fish Advisory

The Houston Pilots recently issued an advisory with guidance for vessels to prevent serious accidents on the Houston Ship Channel from schooling menhaden, rill and small fish within the banks. The fish school from March through October and have the capability of clogging up and reducing the flow of seawater through vessel sea strainers, producing an adverse effect on the cooling median for main engines, generators and auxiliary equipment. The Pilots urge preparation, planning and preventative measures to reduce risk. To receive a copy of the advisory, contact the Houston Pilots at (713) 645-9620. 

Buffalo Marine and Shamrock Marine Christen New Boats

Buffalo Marine Service, Inc., and Shamrock Marine further expanded their vessel fleet with the addition of four new boats.  The M/V Nancy Marian, the M/V San Roberto, the M/V Dick Dowling and the M/V C.J. Studdert were officially christened on March 10, 2017, in a celebration at the Kemah Broadwalk.  

  • Date April 18, 2017
  • Tags April 2017