Fuel prices rise, refiners shut as U.S. braces for major hurricane - black and silver gas grill
Gasoline prices soared to three.
On Thursday, Hurricane Harvey swept through the Gulf of Mexico and threatened to hit the heart of the industry when the country's refining industry landed in Texas this weekend. U. S.
Gasoline prices soared to three.
On Thursday, Hurricane Harvey swept through the Gulf of Mexico and threatened to hit the heart of the industry when the country's refining industry landed in Texas this weekend.
On the Road to the rapid strengthening of the storm, communities began to evacuate, and energy companies closed refineries and offshore oil and gas platforms.
Less than 10% kilometers off the coast of the United StatesS.
Government data show oil production in the Gulf of Mexico was shut down on Thursday.
It is predicted that Harvey will land in the United States as a category three hurricane. S.
National Hurricane Center says the third largest hurricane on Safir Island
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The storm winds up to 129 miles (208 km kilometers) per hour, and Harvey will be the first three-level hurricane to land in the United States since Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in 2005.
NHC expects Harvey to move slowly in Texas and stay in the state for a few days dumping up to £ 30 inch (£ 76 ).
Rainfall reached 2 cm in some areas.
"This is the worst of both worlds due to the strength and slow motion of the system," said John Sapp, a forecaster for Norman weather decision-making technology in Homer.
"With long periods of rainfall, there will be a significant impact on the coastal and inland areas.
NHC said in a consultation: "Harvey will trigger a storm that will flood some areas when landing on the Texas coast.
Mayor of Corpus Christi, Texas coastal city, warned Wednesday that the flood was his biggest concern and urged people to evacuate from low water levelslying areas.
"I hope people will listen to forecasters when they say 'beware of mountain torrents, '" Mayor Joe McComb said . ".
"The flood may come soon and it is deadly.
He told reporters at a press conference: "As a major oil refining center, the city has not issued any evacuation orders, but its emergency operations center has been activated.
NHC expects the storm to land along the Central Coast of Texas, which includes Corpus Christi and Houston, home to some of the country's largest refineries.
More than 45% of the country's refining capacity is along the U. S.
Along the Gulf Coast, crude oil production in the region is the fifth largest in the country.
Harvey has messed up the United States. S.
Oil supply in the region.
Two refineries in Corpus Christi were closed before the storm, and Harvey could cause fuel supply shortages to push the benchmark gasoline price to 3-week high.
Another refinery has cut production and another is considering closing.
Spot oil prices on the Gulf Coast rose more, hitting-year high.
According to Reuters, the profit margin of oil refineries that produce gasoline has risen by more than 12%, the biggest daily percentage increase in six months.
The two refineries that have been closed have combined the capacity to refine 450,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
Energy companies including Royal Dutch Shell.
L>, anadaco oil and Exxon oil
N> staff have been evacuated from offshore oil and gas platforms on the storm path.
About 167,000 barrels a day, or 9 barrels a day.
6%, crude oil production in the Gulf region was shut down. S.
The government said.
The storm could also bring flooding to Texas's inland shale fields, which deliver millions of barrels of crude oil a day.
Norwegian National Petroleum Corporation
OL> said on Thursday that staff will be evacuated from the Eagle Ford shale area in south Texas.
A spokesman said the company would shut down the well if there was a flood risk.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Wednesday that 30 counties were in a state of disaster, authorizing the use of state resources to prepare for the storm.
According to local media reports, sandbags were distributed to residents in coastal cities and counties, as some businesses boarded windows and residents flocked to grocery stores to store supplies.
Texas A & M University
Corpus Christi issued a mandatory evacuation to all students who lived on campus and canceled their activities.
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