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...]

NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Captured Stunning Images of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The most-advanced weather satellite ever developed by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has given scientists and the general public an unprecedented birds-eye-view of the major hurricanes hitting the United States in recent weeks. Launched in November 2016, the GOES-16 is NOAA's next-generation weather satellite equipped with Advanced Baseline … [Read more...]

View: U.S. Should Prepare to Face More Hurricanes

By The Editors (Bloomberg View) -- Beyond inflicting epic destruction and suffering, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have brought the U.S. face to face with the catastrophic flood dangers posed by climate change. Fed by deeply warmed ocean waters, the storms turned violent -- as climate-change models have predicted. Higher sea levels have intensified flooding. Yet if history is a … [Read more...]

‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Irma Barrels Toward Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

By Scott Malone SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Highly dangerous Category 5 Hurricane Irma rolled toward the Caribbean and southern United States, packing winds of 185 miles per hour (295 km per hour) on Tuesday, even as Texas and Louisiana still reeled from devastating Hurricane Harvey. Irma's eye was forecast to cross the northern Leeward Islands, east of … [Read more...]

Intensifying Harvey Could Become First Hurricane to Strike Texas Since 2008

By Brian K. Sullivan and Laura Blewitt (Bloomberg) -- Harvey, which could strengthen into the first hurricane to strike Texas since 2008 this week, has already spurred one refiner to start shutting down a plant, forced workers to be evacuated from Gulf of Mexico platforms, and sent cotton rallying. Currently a tropical depression, Harvey was 470 miles (756 kilometers) … [Read more...]