Myths vs. Facts
Myth #2 (Click Image for FACTS)
Above-ground petroleum storage terminals in the Port of Mobile are in danger of exploding and harming the nearby community and should be further regulated by our local government.
Myth #4 (Click Image for FACTS)
Hundreds of new above-ground storage tanks will be constructed in Mobile, changing the look and feel of our community to an industrial waterfront.
Myth #5 (Click Image for FACTS)
The buffer zone or setback between above-ground oil storage tanks and residences, churches, schools and parks should be expanded to ensure safety.
Myth #8 (Click Image for FACTS)
The location of oil storage terminals in the Port of Mobile are a deterrent to new development and tourism in the Downtown Mobile area and should be further regulated by our local government.
Myth #10 (Click Image for FACTS)
The petroleum storage industry cares little about the historic significance of Africatown and the safety of its residents. New petroleum tanks are going to be constructed in Africatown.
Myth #11 (Click Image for FACTS)
Zoning regulations on above ground tanks should be changed because any day now, oil will be brought to Mobile’s above-ground petroleum storage tanks by rail, which brings a risk of derailments or other accidents that have been seen in other parts of the country.
Myth #15 (Click Image for FACTS)
Above-ground petroleum storage terminals don’t produce jobs for the Mobile area. Product just passes through the terminals and provides no significant economic benefit to our