The port of New Orleans opened to some traffic Sunday and was expected to resume normal cargo operations Monday as Tropical Storm Barry headed further inland. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now
The storm was expected to weaken to a tropical depression later Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.
The shale revolution has dramatically transformed this country’s energy landscape, making the US an exporter of crude, products and LNG—a far cry from the situation 12 years ago when Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana. Prolific production from unconventional sources in the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford in Texas keeps OPEC up at night. Latin America has become ever more dependent on US gasoline. And even India and South Korea are becoming customers of US crude.
US President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating the US Chemical Safety Board, a somewhat obscure agency that has angered so many groups over the years that no one is likely to leap to its defense. The group is an independent government agency, much like the National Transportation Safety Board. While the NTSB investigates plane accidents and train derailments, the CSB probes refinery explosions and chemical accidents.