Port Neches (nĕchˈĭz) [key], city (1990 pop. 12,974), Jefferson co., SE Tex., on the Neches River; inc. 1927. It is an oil-shipping port on the deepwater Sabine-Neches Canal. Synthetic rubber, chemicals, and wood products are produced, and there is oil refining in the city.
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