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First vessel enters Corpus Christi after Harvey

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The Port of Corpus Christi has informed that only 25% of the refining capacity is operational right now in the region and issued a video, depicting the first vessel to have entered the port after Harvey, on August 31st.

The US Department of Energy has also issued its latest update, on September 3, on the situation of ports and refineries, after Harvey Hurricane.

Refineries

  • As of 02:30 PM EDT, September 3, nine refineries in the Gulf Coast region were shut down, according to public reports. No shut refineries have changed their status since the last report. These refineries have a combined refining capacity of 2,357,229 b/d, equal to 24.3% of total Gulf
    Coast (PADD 3) refining capacity and 12.7% of total U.S. refining capacity.
  • Seven refineries had begun the process of restarting after being shut down. This process may take several days or weeks to start producing product, depending whether any damage is found during restart. No refineries were identified as having begun restart operations since the last
    report. These refineries have a combined capacity of 1,528,720 b/d, equal to 15.8% of total Gulf Coast (PADD 3) refining capacity and 8.3% of total U.S. refining capacity.
  • At least four refineries in the Gulf Coast region were operating at reduced rates, according to public reports. No refineries had returned to normal rates since last report. The refineries operating at reduced rates have a combined total capacity of 1,338,776 b/d, equal to 13.8% of total Gulf Coast (PADD 3) refining capacity and 7.2% of total U.S. refining capacity.

Ports

The U.S. Coast Guard has set the following conditions for ports and waterways in the U.S. Gulf Coast region as a result of Harvey. Eleven ports are closed or open with restrictions. Crude imports at these ports averaged 2,077,000 b/d from January through May 2017.

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