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It was also tapped last year after Hurricane Harvey left refiners in Texas and Louisiana unable to secure crude. "This is a good example of why we need an SPR," Energy Secretary Rick Perry said at the time. The last drawdown, a congressionally mandated sale in September 2017, fetched an average ...
A contractor works on the infrastructure last year at the U.S. Department of Energy's Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport. The U.S. has about ... The U.S. has about 675 million barrels of oil in the reserve, which is stored in four salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana. The largest is south of ...

Oil and gas companies on the Texas Gulf Coast were dealing Monday with the impact of Tropical Storm Harvey, which was unleashing torrential rains and .... The US government's largest crude storage site -- Bryan Mound -- is unavailable for drawdowns, a Department of Energy official said Monday. Bryan ...
With Hurricane Harvey bearing down on the Texas Gulf Coast, analysts are already forecasting at least some disruption to the nation's fuel supply chain. And should the damage be particularly severe, the U.S. government might need to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a vast network of ...
An undated photo provided by the Energy Department shows crude oil pipes at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas. President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid ...
The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the largest hoard of emergency oil in the world, and the largest repository in the reserve system is stashed inside the Bryan Mound salt dome. Spread across 20 underground caverns, Bryan Mound contains about 250 million barrels of sweet and sour crude, the ...

In April, a water pipe at the DOE's Big Hill site in Winnie, Texas failed, less than a year after a crude oil storage tank failed at the Bryan Mound SPR site near Freeport, Texas. Throughout the system, pipes are corroding, tank floors need to be replaced, wells are failing mechanical integrity tests and pump ...
Crude oil pipelines stand at the U.S. Department of Energy's Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Congress has ... It was also tapped last year after Hurricane Harvey left refiners in Texas and Louisiana unable to secure crude. "This is a good ...
The Aframax Tulip left Beaumont, Texas, in mid-May with 500,000 bl of WTI-quality crude for the port of Willemstad, Curacao. ... indicates at least some of the latter category may have been 33.3°API Bryan Mound Sour from the US strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) storage site in Brazoria County, Texas.
A contractor works on the infrastructure last year at the U.S. Department of Energy's Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport. ... Harvey disrupted crude supplies and shut down nearly 25 percent of the nation's fuel-making capacity along the Texas Gulf Coast, sending average gasoline prices ...
A contractor works on the infrastructure last year at the U.S. Department of Energy's Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport. ... Harvey disrupted crude supplies and shut down nearly 25 percent of the nation's fuel-making capacity along the Texas Gulf Coast, sending average gasoline prices ...
Oil and gas companies on the Texas Gulf Coast were dealing Monday with the impact of Tropical Storm Harvey, which was unleashing torrential rains and .... The US government's largest crude storage site -- Bryan Mound -- is unavailable for drawdowns, a Department of Energy official said Monday. Bryan ...
With Hurricane Harvey bearing down on the Texas Gulf Coast, analysts are already forecasting at least some disruption to the nation's fuel supply chain. And should the damage be particularly severe, the U.S. government might need to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a vast network of ...
An undated photo provided by the Energy Department shows crude oil pipes at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas. President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid ...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the world's largest stockpile of emergency crude oil, and lies near the largest U.S. refiners and pipeline networks in four large salt caverns in Louisiana and Texas. It was established in December 1975 in the wake of the oil embargo imposed on the United States by Arab ...
In April, a water pipe at the DOE's Big Hill site in Winnie, Texas failed, less than a year after a crude oil storage tank failed at the Bryan Mound SPR site near Freeport, Texas. Throughout the system, pipes are corroding, tank floors need to be replaced, wells are failing mechanical integrity tests and pump ...
The Aframax Tulip left Beaumont, Texas, in mid-May with 500,000 bl of WTI-quality crude for the port of Willemstad, Curacao. ... indicates at least some of the latter category may have been 33.3°API Bryan Mound Sour from the US strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) storage site in Brazoria County, Texas.

The US is selling crude from three of the four storage sites that make up the SPR: 6mn bl from the Bryan Mound site in Texas, 3mn bl of crude ...
... of oil in the reserve, which is stored in four salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana. The largest is south of Houston, at Bryan Mound in Freeport.
Oil and gas companies on the Texas Gulf Coast were dealing Monday with .... The Bryan Mound site holds 240.7 million barrels of crude in 20 ...
With Hurricane Harvey bearing down on the Texas Gulf Coast, analysts are already forecasting at least some disruption to the nation's fuel ...
In late 2015, the Congress found that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve was, "one of the nation's most valuable energy security assets.
An undated photo provided by the Energy Department shows crude oil pipes at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas. President Donald ...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Bryan Mound storage facility located in Brazoria County, Texas. President Donald Trump's budget calls ...
In April, a water pipe at the DOE's Big Hill site in Winnie, Texas failed, less than a year after a crude oil storage tank failed at the Bryan Mound ...
Oil and gas companies on the Texas Gulf Coast were dealing Monday with .... The Bryan Mound site holds 240.7 million barrels of crude in 20 ...
Oil prices were looking up at the start of 2017, with crude hitting a high of $58 a barrel in January after dropping to $27 in 2016. But oil prices ...
In late 2015, the Congress found that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve was, "one of the nation's most valuable energy security assets.
The pipelines at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas, are part of ... in West Texas someplace for domestic security and national security ...
An undated photo provided by the Energy Department shows crude oil pipes at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas. (Department of ...
An undated photo provided by the Energy Department shows crude oil pipes at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas. President Donald ...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Bryan Mound storage facility located in Brazoria County, Texas. President Donald Trump's budget calls ...
The U.S. government is slated to sell $375 million worth of crude oil from the country's emergency reserve this winter after Congress passed a ...
Crude oil pipelines stand at the U.S. Department of Energy's Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, ...
In April, a water pipe at the DOE's Big Hill site in Winnie, Texas failed, less than a year after a crude oil storage tank failed at the Bryan Mound ...
... of oil in the reserve, which is stored in four salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana. The largest is south of Houston, at Bryan Mound in Freeport.
Last month, the Energy Department issued a notice to sell the crude from Bryan Mound and Big Hill in Texas, and West Hackberry in Louisiana.
... along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. The program was developed to shield the U.S. economy from supply disruptions following the 1973 and 1974 Arab oil embargo.
Crude will be sold from any of three storage locations, including up to 3 million barrels from Bryan Mound, up to 3 million barrels from Big Hill and up to 2 million barrels from West Hackberry.
... guarded salt caverns along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. The program was developed to shield the U.S. economy from supply disruptions following the 1973 and 1974 Arab oil embargo.
... Department on Monday announced that it plans to sell up to 8 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
... Department on Monday announced that it plans to sell up to 8 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
DOE plans to sell 3 million barrels from its Bryan Mound SPR site and 3 million barrels from its Big Hill site, both in Texas, and 2 million barrels from its West Hackberry site in Louisiana, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of ...
DOE plans to sell 3 million barrels from its Bryan Mound SPR site and 3 million barrels from its Big Hill site, both in Texas, and 2 million barrels from its West Hackberry site in Louisiana, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of ...
Igor Yusufov, who served as energy minister from 2001 to 2004 and chairman of the largely state-owned oil and gas company Rosneft, said he was hopeful that two Texans, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Trump's nominee for secretary of state, and former ...
The report also recommends that DOE maintain the current four-site configuration, which includes the Bayou Choctaw and West Hackberry sites in Louisiana and the Bryan Mound and Big Hill sites in Texas. Bayou Choctaw, which has six operational caverns, ...
Crude oil pipelines stand at the U.S. Department of Energy's Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Congress has mandated that the department sell as much as 18 percent of the Strategic Petroleum ...
Bryan Mound, nestled in a 500-acre marshland south of Houston, is among the heavily guarded salt caverns on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. There, the government keeps the national emergency oil stash, known as the Strategic Petroleum Reserve ...
Robert Corbin, deputy assistant energy secretary for the Office of Petroleum Reserves, speaks at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas, on June 9. He says the Strategic Petroleum Reserve fills a vital economic role. (Photo by Jeff Brady/NPR).
All that oil is stored in underground salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana. Most of them are shaped like huge test tubes, the tops of which are at least 2,000 feet underground.


 

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