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Factbox: Major Texas ports remain mostly closed due to Storm Harvey
September 6, 2017 / 2:33 AM / 3 months ago

Factbox: Major Texas ports remain mostly closed due to Storm Harvey

(Reuters) - A number of major ports in Texas were working to resume normal operations on Tuesday some ten days after Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit the state in half a century, battered the heart of the U.S. energy industry.

The storm paralyzed the Houston area, forcing operators to shut refineries, pipelines and ports crucial to moving crude oil and products around the region and globally.

Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard said that it was reopening the Port of Corpus Christi for vessels up to 43 feet draft, while the port said the ship channel was also reopening with certain restrictions. More than 20 vessels awaited berth assignments at the port, the Coast Guard said.

Many major ports and ship channels have resumed restricted operations, including certain draft and in daylight hours.

For a graphic on Harvey's energy impact, click: here

Reporting by Catherine Ngai, Marianna Paragga, Ruthy Munoz and Erwin Seba in Houston and Jarrett Renshaw in New York; Editing by Phil Berlowitz

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