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  • Cleaning up toxic sites after Harvey

    CNBC's Scott Cohn monitors the toxic fallout as officials and crews begin the enormous task of assessing and cleaning up hazardous waste sites in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 5- Texas takes another step toward recovery from Hurricane Harvey on Tuesday when many residents return to work for the first time since the storm devastated the Houston area, killing around 60 people and putting tens of thousands into emergency shelters. Many large Texas employers, universities and transit services are reopening or beginning...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 4- Texas on Monday edged toward recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey as shipping channels, oil pipelines and refineries restarted some operations and authorities lifted an evacuation order for the area around a once-burning chemical plant. Port operations across the U.S. Gulf Coast oil and gas hub were resuming, although many still...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- Colonial Pipeline Co on Monday said it restarted one of its fuel lines shut because of Hurricane Harvey, with another line scheduled to restart on Tuesday. The company said it had restarted "Line 2" between Houston and Lake Charles, Louisiana, as of 3 p.m. EDT, and remained on schedule to restart the segment covering the same area for "Line 1" on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- Colonial Pipeline Co, the biggest U.S. fuel system, said it restarted one of its fuel lines on Monday, with another line scheduled to restart on Tuesday. The company said it had restarted "Line 2" between Houston and Lake Charles as of 3 p.m. EDT, and remained on schedule to restart the segment covering the same area for "Line 1" on Tuesday.

  • COLONIAL PIPELINE SAYS LINE 2 RESTARTED BETWEEN HOUSTON AND LAKE CHARLES AS OF 3 P.M. EST.

  • COLONIAL PIPELINE SAYS LINE 1 ON SCHEDULE TO RESTART HOUSTON TO LAKE CHARLES SEGMENT TUESDAY.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 4- Texas on Monday edged toward recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey as shipping channels, oil pipelines and refineries restarted some operations and authorities lifted an evacuation order for the area around a once-burning chemical plant. Port operations across the U.S. Gulf Coast oil and gas hub were resuming, although many still...

  • Port operations across the U.S. Gulf Coast oil and gas hub were resuming, although many still had restrictions on vessel draft, according to U.S. Coast Guard updates. Harvey dumped as much as 50 inches of rain over Texas and Louisiana, forcing officials to close or restrict operations at ports from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 4- Authorities lifted an evacuation order for the area surrounding a once-burning chemical plant and a major fuel pipeline reopened on Monday as Texas edged toward recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The storm dumped some 50 inches of rain on the low-lying Gulf coastal region after coming ashore on Aug. 25, killing about 50 people...

  • Harvey dumped as much as 50 inches of rain over Texas and Louisiana, forcing officials to close or restrict operations at ports from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Alberto Hernandez, a watch supervisor at the U.S. Coast Guard, said on Monday there were ships exiting and entering the Houston Ship Channel, which links the Port of Houston, the busiest...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- ExxonMobil said on Monday its pipeline division was initiating supply of gasoline and other fuels to the Houston area after making "significant progress" on restarting the lines. The pipelines were shut during Hurricane Harvey, which also forced the closure of the company's Baytown and Beaumont refineries. It said a restart at the 560,500-...

  • *Brent oil falls after North Korea nuclear test. NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. crude oil prices edged higher on Monday while gasoline prices slumped to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels, as oil refineries and pipelines in the U.S. Gulf Coast slowly resumed activity, easing supply concerns. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were 8 cents higher at $47.37 per barrel at 1351 EDT...

  • *Spot gold on track to reach $1,375/ oz- analyst. LONDON, Sept 4- Gold prices shot up on Monday to their highest levels in close to a year as investors bought safe-haven assets on worries that North Korea might launch more missiles after its sixth and largest nuclear test. A weaker dollar also underpinned gold, which is likely to continue its upward momentum in the...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 4- Authorities lifted an evacuation order for the area surrounding a once-burning chemical plant and a major fuel pipeline reopened on Monday in signs that Texas was edging toward recovery from the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. The storm dumped some 50 inches of rain on the low-lying Gulf coastal region after coming ashore on Aug. 25,...

  • The storm dumped as much as 50 inches of rain over Texas and Louisiana, forcing officials to close or restrict operations at ports from Corpus Christi, Texas to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Alberto Hernandez, a watch supervisor at the U.S. Coast Guard, said on Monday there were ships exiting and entering the Houston Ship Channel, which links the Port of Houston, the...

  • *Brent oil falls after North Korea nuclear test. NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. crude oil prices edged higher on Monday while gasoline prices slumped to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels, as oil refineries and pipelines in the U.S. Gulf Coast slowly resumed activity, easing supply concerns. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up 20 cents at $47.49 per barrel by 11:22 a.m....

  • Port operations across the U.S. Gulf Coast oil and gas hub were resuming, although many still had restrictions on vessel draft, according to U.S. Coast Guard updates. The storm dumped as much as 50 inches of rainfall over Texas and Louisiana, forcing officials to close or restrict operations at ports from Corpus Christi to Lake Charles, Louisiana.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 4- Authorities lifted an evacuation order for the area surrounding a once-burning chemical plant and a major fuel pipeline reopened on Monday in signs that Texas was edging toward recovery from the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. The storm dumped some 50 inches of rain on the low-lying Gulf coastal region after coming ashore on Aug. 25,...

  • *Brent oil falls after North Korea nuclear test. LONDON, Sept 4- Benchmark U.S. gasoline prices slumped on Monday to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels as oil refineries and pipelines in the U.S. Gulf Coast slowly resumed activity, easing supply concerns. West Texas Intermediate crude futures, however, were up 34 cents at $47.63 barrel as U.S. demand, hit by reduced...