Complete Coverage on Hurricane Harvey:

Cajun Navy to the Rescue: Here’s How the Volunteer Relief Group Got Its Roots

(Southern Boating) - The Cajun Navy has entered popular vernacular, but what do we know about the group? The famed Cajun Navy came to be when a Former Louisiana state senator Nick Gautreaux pleaded for someone, anyone to assist after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Between 350 and 400 people and their boats answered the call. The makeshift flotilla rescued more than 10,000 people … [Read more...]

TS Empire State VI Returning from Hurricane Relief Mission in Florida and Puerto Rico

The SUNY Maritime College training ship, TS Empire State VI, will return to Ft. Schuyler, New York on Tuesday, October 24, after nearly two months at sea in support of hurricane relief efforts in Florida and Puerto Rico. Empire State VI was activated along with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy's TS Kennedy and Texas Maritime Academy’s training vessel General Rudder to … [Read more...]

Why Consumers Pay the Price for Hurricane Fuel Shortages

By Devika Krishna Kumar and Libby George NEW YORK, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail. On paper, there was no fuel shortage. The United States had more than 200 million barrels of gasoline in giant steel … [Read more...]

Europe Diesel Exports Hit Record as Harvey Redraws Trade

By Ron Bousso LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Europe is set to export a record volume of diesel in September as Latin American buyers struggle to recover from a drop in U.S. supplies in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to shipping data and traders. Europe regularly imports large volumes of the road fuel as the region's refineries are unable to meet demand. It is … [Read more...]

Harvey Spilled 22,000 Barrels of Oil and Chemicals, Says Coast Guard

by Emily Flitter (Reuters) - More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows. The spills, clustered around the heart of the U.S. oil … [Read more...]