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After Harvey, Industry Lends Helping Hand

  In just five days, Hurricane Harvey unleashed one trillion gallons of water on the Houston area — equivalent to the amount rushing over Niagara Falls in a two-week period. The unprecedented rain has destroyed more than 100,000 Houston homes...

/ September 12, 2017

Florida: Irma’s Potential Impact to Fuel Supply

“With a largely marine based supply chain, Florida can call upon supplies available in the Atlantic. There are numerous storage terminals in the nearby Caribbean, and supply via refineries in Canada and Europe aren’t far away.” – Mason Hamilton, Energy...

/ September 8, 2017

Ethylene: The “World’s Most Important Chemical”

Ethylene, a key building block in plastic and vital to our country’s manufacturing industry, has been thrust into the spotlight due to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on its production process.  So, what exactly is ethylene and how does it impact manufacturing...

/ September 6, 2017

Restarting after Harvey

More than half of the 24 U.S. refineries that preventatively shut or slowed down before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey are now working to fully restore operations and resume feeding distribution pipelines, part of their mission to supply America’s economy...

/ September 4, 2017