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Weather Hurricanes

  • Sept 4- Hurricane Irma, barreling towards the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced themselves. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in...

  • 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...

  • Sept 4- Hurricane Irma, barreling towards the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced themselves. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in...

  • Hurricane advisories have been issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in preparation for the intensifying storm that could pummel the area with life-threatening wind, storm surges and torrential rain by Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. National...

  • 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...

  • Sept 4- Caribbean islands in the likely path of Irma, a dangerous Category 3 hurricane, on Monday braced themselves for the storm's arrival, days after another powerful storm battered the southern United States. Hurricane warnings have been issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin...

  • Sept 4- Caribbean islands in the likely path of Irma, a dangerous Category 3 hurricane, on Monday braced themselves for the storm's arrival, days after another powerful storm battered the southern United States. Hurricane warnings have been issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin...

  • Sept 4- Caribbean islands in the likely path of Irma, a dangerous Category 3 hurricane, on Monday braced themselves for the storm's arrival, days after another powerful storm battered the southern United States. Hurricane warnings have been issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin...

  • Sept 4- Caribbean islands in the likely path of Irma, a dangerous Category 3 hurricane, on Monday braced themselves for the storm's arrival, days after another powerful storm battered the southern United States. Hurricane warnings have been issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin...

  • 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...

  • Sept 4- Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Monday declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in preparation for the arrival of Irma, a dangerous Category 3 hurricane. Residents in Texas and Louisiana are still reeling from the catastrophic effects of the deadly Hurricane Harvey, which struck Texas as a Category 4 hurricane on Aug. 25...

  • 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-...

  • 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. 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....

  • 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...

  • *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 13 cents at $47.42 barrel as U.S. demand, hit by reduced...

  • The storm came ashore on Aug. 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years. Colonial said it expected to reopen a Texas section of its network from Houston to Hebert, Texas, on Monday, which is the Labor Day holiday. Another fuel system, Explorer Pipeline, said a link running from Texas to Oklahoma restarted on Sunday, with a second pipeline from...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 3- Two key fuel pipelines were set to start up on Monday after certain segments in Texas were shut because of Hurricane Harvey, helping alleviate concerns about rising retail prices and the domestic distribution of gasoline and distillates. Colonial Pipeline Co, the biggest U.S. fuel system, said on Sunday it planned to reopen the main distillate...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 3- Colonial Pipeline Co, the biggest U.S. fuel system, delayed reopening a segment of its system in Texas that was shut due to Hurricane Harvey, increasing worries about rising retail prices and the domestic distribution of gasoline and distillates. The company, which had originally scheduled a Sunday restart for the segment going from...