Storm Alert – Tropical Storm Elsa – Code Orange

Tropical Storm Elsa is currently moving over Cuba, slowing its forward momentum and delaying its landfall in the continental US. After it passes Cuba, it may strengthen somewhat in the Gulf Coast before approaching the Florida Panhandle. Elsa is set to make landfall in the US on Wednesday morning as a tropical storm. The US […]

Winter Storm Alert – Code Red – March 19, 2021

As this week’s EIA oil report revealed, oil markets are beginning to show signs of normality. Although still far below typical, Gulf Coast refinery utilization rose from 60% to 70% this week, allowing markets to begin refueling. Even with the increased supply, many markets are experiencing tightness. Backlogs of deliveries and continued terminal outages are […]

Why Are Refineries Closed?

Why Are Refineries Closed? Freezing weather hampered fueling infrastructure in several ways, including shutting production, refining, and distribution. At a very basic level, refineries heat up crude oil until it vaporizes, then cool it down as liquid fuels. The winter storm impacted these operations in several ways: Freezing cold weather can directly damage equipment involved […]

Winter Storm Alert – Code Red – February 17, 2021

Winter weather continues to impact fuel deliveries in the South and Midwest. More ice and snow covered Texas last night, extending outages. States of emergency have been declared in 20 different states due to the snow and ice. The storm has shut down roughly one-third of all US crude production, and several refineries have paused […]

Winter Storm Alert – Code Orange – February 16, 2021

Winter Storm Uri is moving to the northeast today, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the country is out of the woods. Wintery weather has struck the Southeast and Midwest, causing icy road conditions and shutting off power. Texas has seen record-low temperatures. Check out today’s FUELSNews article for a full description of the […]

Winter Storm Uri – Code Orange – February 15, 2021

A large winter storm, named Uri by the Weather Channel, is bringing unusual weather across the US. Over the weekend, the storm hit parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas particularly hard, disrupting both consumer demand and shale oil and gas drilling in some places. Winter advisories now cover half the US population – almost 170 […]

Winter Storm Alert – Orlena – February 2, 2021

Yesterday, several markets in the Northeast were forced to pull trucks off the roads due to blizzard-like conditions and high winds. New York City and a few surrounding cities issued a state of emergency, and several interstates were closed to tractor-trailers. Snowfall yesterday peaked at a rate of 1-3 inches per hour in New York […]

Winter Storm Orlena- Code Orange – January 29, 2021

With Winter Storm Nathaniel now fully past the northeastern US, Mansfield is watching Winter Storm Orlena as it develops in the western US. The Weather Channel is calling for 6 inches of snow this weekend stretching from southern Wisconsin down to Columbus, Ohio. Some areas may see over a foot of snow. After pummeling the […]

Winter Storm Nathaniel – Code Orange – January 26, 2021

Mansfield continues monitoring the path and effects of Winter Storm Nathaniel.   The storm moved east yesterday afternoon and is currently impacting the Great Lakes, bringing heavy snow and icy roads. It will move further east into New England throughout the day.   Thus far, fuel markets have not experienced negative impacts, and operations have […]

Winter Storm Nathaniel – Code Orange

The Midwest and Northeast are preparing for incoming Winter Storm Nathaniel. The storm is beginning to form along the West Coast, bringing some snow from California to Colorado. By Tuesday afternoon, the storm will shift east of the Great lakes into the New England region, bringing 8”-12” snowfalls. Expect frigid temperatures in some areas by […]

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