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Hurricane Harvey closes key oil, gas operations in Texas
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Several Houston-area refineries were shut down Sunday, taking roughly 12% of U.S. fuel-making capacity out of commission, as Hurricane Harvey continued to drench the city. (article 1) Exxon Mobil Corp. closed its massive Baytown refinery in a Houston suburb the second largest in the U.S. as torrential floodwaters from the storm paralyzed large portions of the area. (article 1) Key oil and gas facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast have temporarily shut down as Hurricane Harvey pounds the region with torrential rain and high winds, virtually assuring gasoline prices will rise in the storm's aftermath. (article 2) Even before the Harvey made landfall late Friday, dozens of oil and gas platforms had been evacuated, at least three refineries had closed and at least two petrochemical plants had suspended operations. (article 2) The government said nearly 15 percent of natural gas production was halted, and almost 10 percent of crude output capacity has been shut. (article 4) Nearly one-third of the nation's refining capacity sits in low-lying areas along the coast from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana. (article 3) Other industries from shipping to air travel are also seeing the impact of the first major hurricane to hit the refinery-rich Texas coast in nearly a decade. (article 3)

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    1. Some Houston refineries shut amid massive flooding (, 08/27/2017, 882 words)
    2. Hurricane Harvey closes key oil, gas operations in Texas (, 08/26/2017, 994 words)
    3. Gas prices rise, flights stall as Hurricane Harvey nears (, 08/25/2017, 922 words)
    4. Refineries close ahead of Harvey (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 281 words)

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