Irma squeezing U.S. gasoline supplies

8 Sep 2017   USA

While parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast are recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Irma’s move through the Caribbean is causing gasoline shortages, data tracking show. Refineries and production centers along the U.S. Gulf Coast are in the process of restarting after Harvey made landfall and late August and lingered over the region for the better part of a week, causing heavy flooding and leading to around 60 deaths. Irma is a Category 5 storm and triggering warnings for the Dominican Republic and Haiti for Thursday. Irma is moving west and could hit Florida and move northwest during the weekend. Irma’s path is triggering consumer demand issues because of the lack of refineries. Florida has no refineries of its own and tracking data […]

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