Flooding Triggered to Shut Oil Pipelines in Southeastern Texas

The 750,000 barrels per day Marketlink oil pipeline, owned by TC Energy Corp was shut as flooding disrupted operations at U.S. Gulf Coast terminals, traders familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The pipeline runs from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Nederland, Texas.

Energy Transfer LP’s Nederland terminal, located between Beaumont and Port Arthur, was also shut briefly on Thursday. The terminal had a power outage but it had since been restored and operations have returned to normal, Vicki Granado, a spokeswoman for Energy Transfer said in an email.

Dangerous flash floods inundated parts of southeastern Texas on Thursday as Tropical Depression Imelda dumped the last of its rains, with the National Hurricane Center predicting rain totals up to 35 inches in some coastal areas.

Phillips 66 also shut operations at its Beaumont Terminal in Nederland, Texas, as a safety precaution due to flooding. Exxon Mobil Corp shut its 369,024 barrels per day Beaumont, Texas, crude oil refinery on Thursday because of flooding from Imelda, sources familiar with plant operations said.