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Ship traffic congestion poses threat to growing US energy exports

Rising American energy exports threaten to overwhelm the Houston Ship Channel, resulting in more frequent and worse traffic jams that, in turn, could undermine export growth, said Enterprise Products Partners Senior Vice President Tony Chovanec. John Rutherford, executive director of the Coalition for a Fair and Open Port, says the Port of Houston is "totally reliant" on two-way traffic, but large container ships sometimes restrict traffic, causing bottlenecks and disrupting the flow of ships.

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