Coast Guard responds to diesel spill on Intracoastal Waterway, Texas
- Top 10 News for 12/2: Crude Rips on OPEC Cut; Starbucks' Schultz Steps Down; Nonfarm Payrolls Flat in Nov.
- Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6%
- Bond yields slip on U.S. jobs data, euro steady before Italy vote
- Alibaba (BABA) Founder Jack Ma Discuss Plans to Retire; 'I Don't Want to Die at the Office'
- Starbucks Coffee (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz to Step Down, Appointed Executive Chairman; Kevin Johnson New CEO
Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday about 5,000 gallons of low sulfur diesel fuel spilled into the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) near Port Isabel, Texas, on Tuesday.
The amount was substantially less than the preliminary estimate of approximately 20,000 gallons, the Coast Guard said in a release.
The source of the spill has been secured and the cause of the incident is under investigation, the Coast Guard said.
The agency said it received a report that a towing vessel, Capt. Jim Green, collided with a dock at the Subsea 7 facility, causing the spill at mile marker 667.
The ICW runs between barrier islands and the coast of the U.S. mainland in the Gulf of Mexico and intersects the Houston Ship Channel, which allows barges and cargo ships to supply crude to more than one-tenth of the nation’s refining capacity and to export refined fuels to international markets.
(Reporting by Eileen Soreng, Vijaykumar Vedala and Harshith Aranya in Bengaluru; Editing by Matthew Lewis and Andrew Hay)
Serious News for Serious Traders! Try StreetInsider.com Premium Free!
You May Also Be Interested In
- Morocco arrests suspected militant involved in French plot
- Greece needs reforms, not debt relief: Germany's Schaeuble
- Bergdahl seeks pardon before Trump takes office
Create E-mail Alert Related CategoriesReuters
Related EntitiesCrude Oil
Sign up for StreetInsider Free!
Receive full access to all new and archived articles, unlimited portfolio tracking, e-mail alerts, custom newswires and RSS feeds - and more!