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Storm disrupts U.S. Gulf Coast energy operations from refineries to terminals

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday, as flooding forced a major refinery to cut production and a key oil pipeline, terminals and a ship channel in Texas were shut, according to sources familiar with operations. Torrential rain has inundated the Gulf Coast Read More

Torrential Imelda rains kill one, flood homes, snarl travel around Houston

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Authorities reported the first death linked to Tropical Storm Imelda, which dumped torrential rains over the Houston-area, while rescuers in boats pulled hundreds of people from flooded cars, the city’s airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost power on Thursday. By late afternoon, the rains had mostly abated Read More

Chinese officials to visit U.S. farmland as trade talks continue -U.S. agriculture chief

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue speaks during an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with workers on “Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom” in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Chinese delegation will visit American farm Read More

US oil and gas rig count posts first weekly gain in nearly two months, up 5 to 954: Enverus

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Houston — Rig increase may be simply ‘noise’: analyst Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now US rig count now down over 275 in 10 months Oil-driven rigs rise by 8; gas rigs down 3 The US oil and gas rig count posted its first weekly gain in Read More

Torrential Imelda rains flood homes, snarl travel around Houston

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Rescuers in boats pulled people from flooded Houston-area homes, the city’s airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost power on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dumped torrential rains over the region. Officials warned millions of people in the area to hunker down as the National Read More

Exxon shuts Beaumont, Texas refinery, others cut back due to storm: sources

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp shut its 369,024 barrel per day (bpd) Beaumont, Texas, crude oil refinery on Thursday because of flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda, sources familiar with plant operations said. Other refineries in southeast Texas cut back production as heavy rain continued to fall for a second day from Houston to western Read More

Saudis have not asked for crude after attacks: Iraqi oil minister

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Dubai — Saudi Arabia has not asked Iraq for crude supplies, Iraqi oil minister Thamir al-Ghadhban said Thursday, denying reports that his country had fielded a request from its neighbor to compensate for a shortfall caused by the weekend’s attacks on two key facilities. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your Read More

Exxon shuts Beaumont, Texas refinery due to flooding: sources

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp has shut its 369,024 barrel per day (bpd) Beaumont, Texas, crude oil refinery because of flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda, sources familiar with plant operations said on Thursday. Spokesman Jeremy Eikenberry said on Tuesday that Exxon’s Beaumont chemical plant adjoining the refinery was safely shut on Thursday morning. Total Read More

Upbeat data suggest U.S. economy still on moderate growth path

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, pointing to strong labor market conditions that should continue to support an economy growing at a moderate pace. FILE PHOTO: Job seekers line up at TechFair in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Monica Almeida/File Photo Read More

Torrential rains from storm Imelda submerge parts of southeast Texas

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(Reuters) – Dangerous flash floods inundated parts of southeastern Texas on Thursday as Tropical Depression Imelda dumped the last of its rains, with the National Hurricane Center predicting rain totals up to 35 inches (89 cm) in some coastal areas. Three days of rains in the Houston area stranded motorists on flooded roads, confined people Read More