GOLDMAN: Harvey’s Damage to America’s Oil Industry Could Last Several Months

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 17:43 PM
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Akin Oyedele

Hurricane Harvey on Friday slammed the epicenter of Texas' refining industry, which processes about a third of America's oil.

Companies including Exxon Mobil and Valero Energy have shut down their facilities in the area and evacuated workers.

Goldman Sachs estimates that the hurricane has taken 3 million barrels a day — or about 17% — of refining capacity offline, and that's likely to increase the overall level of crude-oil inventories over the next couple of months.

Read more about the lasting impact of Hurricane Harvey on the oil industry in the U.S.