(United States. Gulf of Mexico)-Chevron Corp. has begun moving refined products to retailers in Texas and Louisiana and is actively assessing the effects to its operations in the GoM following Hurricane Rita.
Chevron's refined products terminal at Galena Park, Texas, was closed prior to the storm but re-opened to tanker truck service. The facility is operating around-the-clock to transfer more than 1.2 million gallons of motor vehicle fuels per day to more than 450 service stations within a 100-mi radius of Houston.
Chevron is assessing offshore oil and natural gas production facilities as weather permits. Initial assessments have revealed that theTyphoon TLP was severed from its mooring and suffered severe damage during the storm. The facility has been located and is being secured.
Prior to the storm, the company safely evacuated employees and contractors from the GoM facilities. Decisions on when production can be restarted from the company's other offshore facilities will be made when the post-storm assessments are concluded.