Harvey Aftermath: Over 50 Oil Tankers Waiting off Texas Ports

Image Courtesy: Port of Corpus Christi

Some 54 oil vessels are left stranded off Texas ports which have been forced to shut down operations due to the impact of the Hurricane Harvey, the latest figures from the US Department of Energy show.

Three weeks after the hurricane, the glut has seen the number of oil tankers waiting in anchorage to unload off Texas coast more than double.

Eleven ports are closed or open with restrictions due to the impact of the hurricane, which made landfall on Texas on August 25.

The nation’s leading port for crude oil exports, Corpus Christi is in recovery mode.

The port is open with restrictions, allowing vessels up to 43’ draft to transit during daytime hours only.

Houston and Galveston ports have also switched to recovery mode with vessel restrictions in place, while Texas City and Brownsville ports are open without restrictions.

As of September 11, four refineries in the Gulf Coast region were shut down, while seven were in the process of restoring operations.

World Maritime News Staff

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