No Timetable Set To Reopen Major Shipping Channel After 170,000 Gallons Of Tar-Like Oil Spills Into Waterway
No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.
A tank burned at a Texas City plant on Thursday. Reports indicate that the fire happened at the Marathon Galveston Bay refinery.
According to witnesses, there are unexplained red lights in the sky over Texas City.
The event, which benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation, is a fully supported two-day, 150-mile bicycle ride around Galveston Bay. The scenic ride showcases the natural beauty of Galveston Bay.
An early morning gas leak in Texas City caused several road and street closures as crews worked to repair the problem. No shelter in place order was issued for nearby communities.
In a statement released Tuesday on BP’s website, they plan to complete the sale of the company’s refineries in Texas City and Carson, CA. by the end of 2012. This will reduce the refining capacity […]