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  • 11 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    In recognition of the severity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the US Department of Homeland Security approved a waiver of the federal Jones Act on September 8. The waiver will be in effect for seven days after signature and is specifically tailored to transportation of refined products in hurricane-affected areas. It will ensure that during the […]

  • 29 September 2017

    Vessel restrictions at Corpus Christi Ship Channel have been removed allowing for the full 47-foot draft of the ship channel to open to vessels.   In addition, the daylight only transit restriction imposed during post-Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts was removed on Wednesday, September 27. The restrictions have been lifted following an extensive review of hydrographic surveys by the U.S. […]

  • 12 September 2017

    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 […]

  • 1 September 2017
    Exploration & Production

    Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are re-boarding platforms and rigs to assesses their ability to resume normal operations following Tropical Storm Harvey. According to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), based on the data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT Thursday, personnel remain evacuated from a […]

  • 28 August 2017

    US liquefied natural gas (LNG) export player Cheniere Energy said the company’s Corpus Christy export project site on the U.S. Gulf Coast sustained minor damage from Hurricane Harvey. 

  • 25 August 2017

    Ports in Texas are bracing for Hurricane Harvey which is forecast to move toward the middle Texas coast late Friday night (August 25). Harvey is predicted to be a Category 3 hurricane with max winds of 125 mph at landfall in Texas. As informed, impacts are expected to be felt well away from the center of […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Ports & Logistics

    US-based LNG engineering company CB&I said Monday it was still assessing indirect impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the US Freeport LNG export project, controlled by billionaire Michael Smith. Together with its joint venture partners, Zachry and Chiyoda, CB&I is building liquefaction infrastructure at the existing Freeport LNG terminal in Texas. Each of the three liquefaction […]

  • 5 October 2017

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd on behalf of passengers who booked a cruise on the Liberty of the Seas during the week of Hurricane Harvey. Namely, Maritime Attorney Michael Winkleman from Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman law firm, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Sam Brody, director of the The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at TAMUG, spoke on April 13th at the Texas A&M Foundation Legacy Society Celebration in College Station about flood mitigation and ecological and environmental resiliency along the Texas coast. During his presentation, Dr. Brody highlighted the causes and effects of flooding in Houston, especially […]

  • 4 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract Sept. 23, in the amount of $22.8 million to repair the Corpus Christi Ship Channel (Aransas Pass) Jetties in Nueces and Aransas counties, Texas. The project includes use a pipeline dredge to remove approximately 15.7 million tons of armor stone and 4.7 million tons […]

  • 30 August 2017

    Offshore oil and gas operators have once again increased the number of evacuated platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico due to tropical storm Harvey.  According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), based on offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT Tuesday, personnel have been evacuated from a total […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    As pictures and video beamed out around the world of water rescues and massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in southeastern Texas, another invisible effect was occurring to Texas’ energy coast. Below the surface of the raging waters, silt and debris were stirring, altering bayou and federal navigation channels, causing shoals, impeding waterways and preventing […]

  • 31 August 2017

    With 102 platforms evacuated in response to tropical storm Harvey, offshore oil and gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico remains curtailed.  According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), based on offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT Wednesday, personnel remain evacuated from a total of 102 […]

  • 10 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract in the amount of $12.2 million to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC., to repair damages caused by Hurricane Harvey on the Texas City Hurricane Flood Protection Project. “The project will correct erosion damages to the levee and Moses Lake Floodgate inlet area caused by Hurricane […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Port Houston recently hosted a briefing for the City of Houston’s Chief Resiliency Officer Stephen Costello. Port staff highlighted the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston Ship Channel and discussed the need for strategies to minimize the effects of future flood and rain events on the waterway. Much of the floodwaters resulting from Harvey […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    All four cruise ships arrived safely in Galveston this weekend, the port authority said in its latest update in the Hurricane Harvey aftermath. As of September 1, the Port of Galveston and Galveston Ship Channel have been open to vessels with the maximum 37ft draft and no night restrictions. The port was unable to receive ships as […]

  • 8 September 2017

    Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal in Louisiana, currently the only such a facility to send US shale gas overseas, is to ship its first cargo following days of flooding in Texas and Louisiana due to Hurricane Harvey. The Sabine Pass plant was not damaged and continued to produce LNG during Harvey, according to Cheniere, but […]

  • 26 August 2017

    Hurricane Harvey, seen as one of the strongest hurricanes in the U.S. in the last twelve years, has forced offshore oil companies to evacuate workers from 86 offshore platforms. According to info by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on, as of 11:30 Friday, oil and gas companies had evacuated offshore workers from a […]

  • 11 September 2017

    The spike in freight rates for product tankers in the aftermath of the Hurricane Harvey is expected to be short-lived. Product tankers saw a 35-40 percent lift in spot rates since the hurricane made landfall on Texas on August 25, shutting down refineries. The tanker industry is taking advantage from the initial uncertainty caused by the […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Galveston has begun replacing hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of sand that were eroded from its beaches during Hurricane Harvey, working to make the city safer from future storms and bolster its tourism industry. FEMA’s Public Assistance program is providing 90% of the funding for three Galveston beach restoration projects whose combined cost exceeds […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) confirmed yesterday the receipt of a $69.8 million award on the San Jacinto River in Houston, Texas. This unique and challenging project is the first major Houston-area flood-control project after Hurricane Harvey and will restore a 2 mile-long stretch of the San Jacinto River to its pre-Harvey state. After the storm passed […]

  • 29 August 2017

    U.S. offshore oil and gas operators have, as of Monday, evacuated 98 production platforms and five drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, in response to the hurricane Harvey. This means that some operators have actually returned some personnel offshore, as the previous number, as of Sunday, showed 105 evacuated platforms. However, the hurricane is […]