Tropical Storm Barry is the first to threaten the U.S. in 2019. It has intensified and could possibly turn into a hurricane. It's expected to affect the Gulf Coast from now into the weekend with threats of rainfall flooding, storm-surge flooding, and high winds to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Many disruption scenarios can occur when a hurricane hits the U.S. directly. Whether it hits the Gulf Coast refineries and off shore oil rigs, New York Harbor refineries or the Carolina’s where there isn’t an energy infrastructure presence but a high density of population. I had the pleasure to meet with one of our experts, Mike Dombroski, Commercial Sales Account Manager to discuss in more detail how to better prepare and what could happen to fuel prices if you’re not ready.
Today June 1, 2018 officially marks the first day of hurricane season which runs from now until November 30th.
Time to break out the short sleeves, hit the golf course and maybe even start planting your garden . . . winter is over! In some of our previous blogs you may have read about this past winter and how it has been a bit harsher and prolonged than previous winters. While most can celebrate the finish of winter storms we prefer to prepare and stay cautious of the tropical storms/hurricanes that are now expected for 2018. According to Colorado State University, this hurricane season is expected be more active bringing 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. This brings a higher forecast than the 30-year average (12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes). So what does this mean for the U.S.?