The US Department of Energy has also issued its latest update, on September 3, on the situation of ports and refineries, after Harvey Hurricane.
- As of 02:30 PM EDT, September 3, nine refineries in the Gulf Coast region were shut down, according to public reports. No shut refineries have changed their status since the last report. These refineries have a combined refining capacity of 2,357,229 b/d, equal to 24.3% of total Gulf
Coast (PADD 3) refining capacity and 12.7% of total U.S. refining capacity.
- Seven refineries had begun the process of restarting after being shut down. This process may take several days or weeks to start producing product, depending whether any damage is found during restart. No refineries were identified as having begun restart operations since the last
report. These refineries have a combined capacity of 1,528,720 b/d, equal to 15.8% of total Gulf Coast (PADD 3) refining capacity and 8.3% of total U.S. refining capacity.
- At least four refineries in the Gulf Coast region were operating at reduced rates, according to public reports. No refineries had returned to normal rates since last report. The refineries operating at reduced rates have a combined total capacity of 1,338,776 b/d, equal to 13.8% of total Gulf Coast (PADD 3) refining capacity and 7.2% of total U.S. refining capacity.
The U.S. Coast Guard has set the following conditions for ports and waterways in the U.S. Gulf Coast region as a result of Harvey. Eleven ports are closed or open with restrictions. Crude imports at these ports averaged 2,077,000 b/d from January through May 2017.