Mega-weather events historically have impacted the regional/national oil supply chain and supply levels in the marketplace. Hurricane Harvey, and the uncertain path of Hurricane Irma, will drive continued conversation about storm effects on refineries and other energy infrastructure and the potential for market impacts around the country.
More than 500,000 veterans live in areas affected by the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey and its spinoff storms, including more than 175,000 veterans enrolled in VA health care, according to the VA.
The primary focus along the Texas Gulf Coast is on search and rescue efforts... Energy companies, which themselves have thousands of employees living in the area, are helping support organizations such as the Red Cross, the United Way of Houston and others that provide emergency services.
Harvey is expected to leave behind billions of dollars in damages in its wake. Here's a look at what energy companies are doing to help.
Vets4Energy MO Chairman: "The economic impact of the natural gas and oil industry is another major reason for U.S. policy makers to continue to support infrastructure improvements including pipeline development and robust transportation systems.
Hurricane's impact shows how dependent U.S. is on a small number of refineries and pipelines
President Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 25, to restrict Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's access to the U.S. economy. National security adviser H.R. McMaster said the action strongly punishes Maduro's "illegitimate dictatorship."
Commentary in support of the Register's editorial board which denounced the actions of two professional protesters who held a press conference declaring responsibility for serious acts of vandalism up and down the DAPL route.
"No longer will we tolerate one job-killing delay after another. No longer will we accept a broken system that benefits consultants and lobbyists at the expense of hard-working Americans."
Capt. James McCormick's with Vets4Energy appears on Florida's WYOO Derrell Day radio program.