We understand the threat that weather events can pose.
Our nation’s refiners and petrochemical manufacturers have developed robust preparedness measures that can be taken in the event of a hurricane or extreme weather event.
We are proactive in our planning for these types of events.
We have taken measures like building and elevating new refinery control rooms, electrical equipment, pumps and compressors to avoid flooding. We have added redundant power supplies and generators. We have developed, executed and continuously refine comprehensive preparedness plans. We have also increased on-site containment facilities and developed additional operating procedures for startup and shutdown events.
We take our lessons learned seriously.
Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we shared best practices and invested heavily in the standards and infrastructure needed to better protect surrounding ecosystems. Our response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and their aftermath demonstrates our industry’s preparedness, even in the worst cases. By investing in cutting-edge technology and advanced processes, we reduced emissions, minimized our impact on the environment, helped facilities restart production and aided communities to bounce back faster after storms than in years past.
- Blog: Preparing For Hurricane Season During a Pandemic
- Blog: FAQs: Hurricane Preparedness and Response 2020
- Blog: U.S. Fuel-Makers Responding Quicker To Storms To Keep America Moving
- Safety and Preparedness Issue Brief
- AFPM White Paper on Hurricane Security Operations
- Blog: A Duo of Storms and Effective Responses
- NGA Emergency Road Map for Governors
- Blog: Preparing for summer — and hurricane season
- CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers Advisory Guidance
- Refinery Closures and Restarts Issue Brief
- Blog: Restarting After Harvey
- Graphic: Refinery Restart Process
- DHS Crisis Event Response and Recovery Access (CERRA) Framework
Supply & Prices
- Two Storms and a Resilient Market Issue Brief
- Blog: Ensuring Supply Following Irma
- Blog: Natural Disasters and Price Gouging
- Blog: Understanding America’s Resilient Fuel Market
- Graphic: The Oil Supply Chain
- Podcast: Hurricane Irma’s Impact of Florida’s Fuel Supply
Community Investment & Workforce
- Letter from AFPM’s Chet Thompson to Those Impacted by Harvey and Irma
- Community Investment Issue Brief
- Blog: After Harvey, Industry Lends Helping Hand
- Hurricane Laura: U.S. Coast Guard Homeport Webpages (indicating port conditions change based on weather forecasts, and current port conditions) for Mobile, Alabama; New Orleans; Houston-Galveston; and Corpus Christi, Texas.
- DHS Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
- DHS Emergency Alerts
- DHS Flood Safety
- DOE Emergency Situation Reports
- FEMA Emergency Supply Checklist
- FEMA COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season
- FEMA Hurricane Preparedness
- FEMA Integrated Public Alert & Warning System
- NOAA Hurricane Center
- State Offices and Agencies of Emergency Management
- State of Texas Emergency Management Plan: Hurricane Annex