Texas fuel haulers slowly restore operations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

While fuel can be found at some C-stores in the Greater Houston TX area, deliveries are still a challenge in the wake of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey.

Some good news from Houston TX: Fuel distribution is slowing being restored across most of the Texas Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. The notable exception is the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, which was hit with more than 20-inches of Harvey-generated rain on August 29 and overnight.

Well over 50 inches of rain fell across the Houston area, and more than six million people were impacted as the storm stretched across 50 Texas counties.

Fuel haulers in the Houston area have begun pulling loads of gasoline and diesel out of Kinder Morgan and Motiva terminals in Pasadena TX. Fleet managers make it clear that shipments are still very limited. Flooded roads are still limiting access to c-stores, truck stops, and fueling locations.

Bulk Transporter was able to contact a few of the fuel haulers in Houston and surrounding areas, and this is what they had to say:

Texas TransEastern, Pasadena TX—The petroleum hauler has 130 drivers and 65 petroleum transports operating out the headquarters terminal in Pasadena. The corporate office was not damaged by the storm, and roads in the area are accessible. As of August 29, management had contacted more than 75% of the Houston-based employees, most of whom were fortunate to come through the storm in reasonably good shape.

“Before Harvey hit Houston, we tried to deliver as much gasoline as we could to our Houston-area customers,” says JJ Isbell, president of Texas TransEastern. “We also brought some loads from San Antonio (TX) for power companies in the Houston area. In addition, some fully loaded transports have been staged at Houston-area hospitals.

“Some of our drivers…

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