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  • Hurricane Harvey, which has been downgraded to a storm, has caused massive floods across coastal Texas, including in Houston. It is now moving into Louisiana, where more floods are expected. "Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues in southeastern Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana," the National Hurricane Center said in its latest...

  • Hurricane Harvey, which has been downgraded to a storm, has caused massive floods across coastal Texas, including in Houston. It is now moving into Louisiana, where more floods are expected. "Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues in southeastern Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana," the National Hurricane Center said in its latest...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- President Donald Trump visited Texas on Tuesday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster to test his leadership in a crisis, as record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled deluged homes. The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas,...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 30- Oil prices slid on Wednesday but gasoline spiked to their highest since July 2015 as flooding and storm damage in the wake of Hurricane Harvey has shut one-fifth of U.S. oil refineries, crimping demand for crude but raising fears of a fuel shortage. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were at $46.30 per barrel at 0359 GMT, down 14 cents from...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- President Donald Trump visited Texas on Tuesday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster to test his leadership in a crisis, as record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled deluged homes. The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas,...

  • The largest crude oil refinery in the United States, operated by Motiva Enterprises, was shutting down on Tuesday night due to flooding from Harvey in its 603,000 barrel-per-day Port Arthur plant in Texas, according to people familiar with operations. While it has been downgraded to a tropical storm, ongoing torrential rains have flooded numerous refineries...

  • At least 3.6 million barrels per day of refining capacity are offline in Texas and Louisiana, or nearly 20 percent of total U.S. capacity, based on company reports and Reuters estimates. The U.S. Gulf Coast is home to nearly half of domestic refining capacity, with some 5.6 million bpd of capacity in Texas and 3.3 million bpd in Louisiana. Explorer Pipeline, which...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- President Donald Trump visited Texas on Tuesday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster to test his leadership in a crisis, as record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled deluged homes. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to the Texas, killing at least 12...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 29- Structural improvements over the last decade to Houston hospitals have helped them so. Rice has been temporarily closed because of the slow-moving storm that has killed at least 11 people since Friday and paralyzed Houston, the fourth most-populous city in the United States with a U.S.-census estimated 2.3 million.

  • WASHINGTON/ AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 29- The U.S. Congress started to come to grips on Tuesday with crafting a multibillion-dollar Hurricane Harvey emergency aid package that President Donald Trump suggested could be historically large, without providing specifics. On a tour of rescue operations after catastrophic flooding in Texas and Louisiana, with rain still...

  • NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Aug 29- Oil traders were scrambling on Tuesday to move crude and fuel supplies through ports in Louisiana as Tropical Storm Harvey barreled toward the state, threatening to close the last major oil terminals still operating on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Harvey was forecast to come ashore in western Louisiana near the Texas border on Wednesday.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- President Donald Trump visited Texas on Tuesday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster to test his leadership in a crisis, as record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled flooded homes. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to the state, killing at least 11...

  • President Donald Trump arrived in Texas on Tuesday to survey the damage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of his tenure, as record-setting rainfall lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled flooded homes. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 11 people and paralyzing Houston, the...

  • President Donald Trump arrived in Texas on Tuesday to survey the damage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of his tenure, as record-setting rainfall lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled flooded homes. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 11 people and paralyzing Houston, the...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- Record rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey triggered more oil refining outages in Texas on Tuesday, bringing the total offline to more than 16 percent of overall U.S. capacity as the storm took aim at plants along the Louisiana coast. The U.S. Gulf Coast is home to nearly half of domestic refining capacity, with some 5.6 million barrels per...

  • The slow-moving storm has brought record-breaking rains and catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass evacuations and paralyzed Houston, the fourth most-populous U.S. city. Officials in Harris County, where Houston is located, said reservoirs built to handle drainage water were beginning to overflow on Tuesday.

  • The Valero Houston Refinery is threatened by the swelling waters of the Buffalo Bayou after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain, in Houston, Texas, August 27, 2017.

    Some Texas refineries are aiming to restart after Tropical Storm Harvey battered the Gulf Coast, but many remain in the path of the storm.

  • President Donald Trump arrived in Texas on Tuesday to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of his White House tenure, as officials in Houston struggled to manage the record-breaking rains. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass evacuations...

  • President Donald Trump headed to Texas on Tuesday to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure, as officials in Houston struggled to manage the record-breaking rains. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- Heavy rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday triggered more oil refining outages in Texas, bringing the total offline to more than 16 percent of overall U.S. capacity as the storm took aim at plants along the Louisiana coast. The storm had dropped back over the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, sending heavy rains from Houston through to...