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Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey thundered ashore August 2017 and swamped the Houston area, it temporarily knocked out a quarter of the area’s refining capacity and affected numerous sites. Once flooding subsided and operations were able to return to normal more

Maintenance & Reliability

August 25th, 2018, will mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Texas is seeking at least $12 billion for the full coastal spine, with nearly all of it coming from public funds. Last month, the government fast-tracked an initial $3.9 billion for three separate, smaller storm barrier projects that would... more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year’s Hurricane Harvey. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Hurricane Harvey in 2017 was a grim reminder that understanding the risks and being prepared for storms before they take place is important. Indeed, the industry's performance was improved thanks to pre-planning and efforts on the part of many... more

Maintenance & Reliability

Describing the series of hurricanes and flooding that hit the southern region of the U.S. last summer, most would say "unprecedented flooding," "unspeakable tragedy" and "unimaginable devastation." Another accurate phrase is "a learning experience." more

Power Generation

The Texas Gulf Coast took a beating this past year with record-breaking weather and oil uncertainty; however, the oil and gas industry, specifically the refining sector, continued to move past a few bumps and bruises. more

Plant Management & Operations

Hurricane Harvey crippled the Gulf Coast Aug. 25, 2017, when it made landfall three times in six days. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Executives at the major chemical companies with plants along the Texas Gulf Coast shared the lessons learned during Hurricane Harvey, explaining how they prepared for the storm and what they will do for the next one. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Prepared to rebuild, Mayor Turner discusses lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Harvey Cleanup

Bloomberg

The House Committee on Environmental Regulation held their first interim hearing January 23 at the Capitol. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The offshore oil and gas industry employs tens of thousands of Louisiana workers, supports hundreds of locally owned oilfield service companies, and pays millions in state and local taxes that fund our schools, roads and other public services. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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Hal Silverman Studio

Deployed Resources is a veteran-owned business formed in 2001 by a melding of innovators from the defense, construction and entertainment industries. It provides turnkey life-support facilities, related equipment and can support over 25,000 people. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Figure 1. Monthly Midwest and Gulf Coast crude oil imports

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly

In August, monthly U.S. imports of crude oil coming into the Midwest (Petroleum Administrative Defense District (PADD) 2) exceeded imports of crude oil into the Gulf Coast (PADD 3) for the first time since the U.S. EIA began keeping records in 1981. more

Refining/Petrochemical

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, industry stepped up to help and continues to do so as the affected areas begin to recover. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

For the week ending October 20, 2017, gross inputs to petroleum refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast averaged 8.8 million barrels per day (b/d), or about 324,000 b/d higher than the previous five-year range for mid-October. more

Refining/Petrochemical

In late August, the Marathon Oil suspended operations and shut-in production across its entire Eagle Ford position in south Texas just before Hurricane Harvey made landfall. more

Refining/Petrochemical

In the days that followed Hurricane Harvey, the energy industry stepped up to support recovery and rebuild efforts and, most importantly, the communities and people involved. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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