Trafigura logo is pictured in the company entrance in Geneva, Switzerland March 11, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

HOUSTON (Reuters) – U.S. maritime officials have suspended their review of Swiss trader Trafigura AG’s application for a Gulf Coast deepwater terminal while they await additional information, a U.S. Coast Guard official said on Friday.

Trafigura is one of four groups seeking U.S. permits to build deepwater oil export facilities capable of fully loading supertankers that carry 2 million barrels. The projects are designed to load oil flowing from U.S. shale fields onto tankers that will carry it to Asia, Latin America and Europe.

The Maritime Administration and U.S. Coast Guard called on Trafigura to provide data on pipeline construction through waterways and on its consultations with groups like the

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