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5 Highlights of the Port of Houston’s 2020 Operating and Capital Budget

PortandTerminal.com, November 14, 2019 The Fiscal Year 2020 Operating and Capital Budget was approved Monday during the Annual Budget Workshop, a special meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority HOUSTON, TX – The Fiscal Year 2020 Operating and Capital Budget was approved Monday during the Annual Budget Workshop, a special meeting of the Port Commission of …

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Fishing in the Houston Ship Channel

PortandTerminal.com, November 6, 2019 HOUSTON, TX – You may be surprised to learn that you can not only go fishing in Houston’s Ship Channel, but you can also hook a wide range of different fish species. You won’t be surprised though to find out that no one recommends eating anything that you catch. It’s definitely “catch and release” in these …

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Why did they do it? Greenpeace protesters who shut Houston Ship Channel charged

PortandTerminal.com, September 15, 2019 Nearly two dozen face federal charges for Greenpeace protest that shut down Houston Ship Channel. HOUSTON, TX – The protesters who shut down Houston Ship Channel during the Democratic debate on Thursday were released from jail Saturday after pleading not guilty in federal court for their roles in a daylong Greenpeace USA protest of the oil …

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Texas bans large vessels from Houston Ship Channel, appoints new traffic cop

Container ship at dock at the Port of Houston

PortandTerminal.com, August 15, 2019 On September 1, 2019, any vessel larger than 1,100 feet will no longer have open access to the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) HOUSTON, TX – On September 1, 2019, any vessel larger than 1,100 feet will no longer have open access to the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) absent approval by the newly authorized and independent Board …

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WATCH: Dramatic fire at Exxon’s Baytown refinery now under control

Fire at Exxon Baytown refinery in Houston

PortandTerminal.com, August 1, 2019 Exxon Mobil Corp brought under control a fire that erupted on Wednesday at its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex, injuring 37 workers, none seriously HOUSTON, TX – A large explosion and fire broke out Wednesday at Exxon Mobil Baytown petrochemical and refinery complex near Houston, causing minor injuries to at least 37 workers. This latest …

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Pollution charges filed against Intercontinental Terminals Company after Houston fire in March

Photo of oil tanks burning in an uncontrolled fire producing lots of smoke

PortandTerminal.com, May 2, 2019 Water pollution charges have been filed against International Terminals Company (ITC), the owner of the Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March causing chemicals to flow into a nearby waterway. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced it filed five environmental misdemeanor charges against Intercontinental Terminals Company. Oil gathered in boom at the confluence …

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Watch: Houston Chemical Fires to rage for days until fuel burns out

PortandTerminal.com, March 18, 2019 Houston, TX – Texas firefighters are in “defensive mode” as they seek to contain a blaze that spread to seven tanks storing liquids at a facility used to make gasoline in Deer Park, near the city’s busy shipping channel. No employees at the facility were missing and no injuries were reported, Intercontinental Terminals Co (ITC) the …

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Road rage in the Houston Ship Channel

The Houston Ship Channel

PortandTerminal.com, January 31, 2019 The width of the Houston Ship Channel has become a constraint to the flow of two-way traffic along it as the ships that use the Channel get bigger. Two interests that rely on the channel, oil and containers, have spoken out to voice their complaints. Oil interests The Houston Ship Channel services the largest petrochemical manufacturing …

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