About Us

SAI Gulf, LLC, is a joint venture of Sampling Associates International (SAI), LLC, of Virginia, Sabine Surveyors, Ltd. of Texas and A.J. Edmond Company of California.

SAI Gulf, LLC, specializes in coal, coke and petroleum coke sampling and analysis. Our laboratories are located in Laplace, Louisiana and Texas City, Texas. SAI Gulf, LLC, also has particular expertise in the mechanical sampling of coal and petroleum coke. Currently, SAI Gulf, LLC, samples over 30 million tons of coal and petroleum coke in the US Gulf annually.

SAI, LLC, is a partnership of four (4) American owned testing labs: Hampton Roads Testing, Andrew S. McCreath & Son, Standard Laboratories and Tidewater Coal Inspection Bureau. The SAI Group has in excess of 40 laboratories in the United States. Hampton Roads Testing, Tidewater Coals and A.S. McCreath serve the coal export markets on the East coast while Standard Labs network covers the entire inland United States.

Sabine Surveyors, Ltd. brings to the group the full range of services in marine surveying, inspection and consulting, as well as, particular expertise in petroleum coke. Sabine covers the Gulf and East Coast from its offices in Port Arthur, Houston, New Orleans, Lake Charles, Mobile, Corpus Christi and Cape Canaveral.

The A.J. Edmond Company is a leading provider of testing services in the US and international petroleum coke industry and has special expertise in the production of calcined petroleum coke, graphite and carbon electrodes. A.J. Edmond Company covers the West.

View our Operations page for locations.


     It is our policy to ensure compliance with requirements and seek continual improvement while we provide services that fully and consistently meet the needs and expectations of our customers.     

The only way to achieve and maintain this policy is for every employee to perform their work to the highest standards at all times.



  • Bulk Commodity Sampling
  • Analytical Testing
  • Barge Draft Survey & Inspections
  • Cargo Inspections
  • Stockpile Inventory Surveys


McDuffie Terminal
Mobile, Alabama
Sampler: (251) 272-2623
Surveyor: (251) 272-2621
Louisiana Lab
LaPlace, Louisiana
Phone: (985) 652-6993
Fax: (985) 652-6898
Texas Lab
La Marque, Texas
Phone: (409) 948-4504
Fax: (409) 948-4046
United Bulk Terminal
Davant, Louisiana
Phone: (504) 682-6672
Fax: (504) 682-6673

Convent Marine Terminal
Convent, Louisiana
Phone: (985) 652-6993
Fax: (985) 652-6898
Impala Terminals Burnside
Darrow, Louisiana
Phone: (504) 310-5023
Fax: (504) 656-7313
International Marine Terminal
Myrtle Grove, Louisiana
Phone: (504) 310-5023
Fax: (504) 656-7313
Deepwater Terminal
LaMarque, Texas
Phone: (409) 948-4504
Fax: (409) 948-4046

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