Hurricane Response and Market Effect: An API Fact Sheet
Hurricane and tropical storm activity can put a strain on U.S. oil and natural gas operations, particularly if the storm tracks through the production-heavy Gulf of Mexico or makes landfall along the Gulf Coast region, which houses many of the nation’s refinery and natural gas processing centers. API has assembled this fact sheet to help consumers better understand the interconnected U.S. fuel supply system and what happens when a supply shock, such as a major hurricane, occurs.
Note: For the latest information on tropical storm and hurricane activity, link to: NOAA/National Hurricane Center (latest updates) | NOAA: 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook and http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.
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