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Houston TX, United States
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Bunker suppliers in Houston:

Bomin Bunker Oil Corp. (Houston)
DIFCO Inc. (Corpus Christi)
GCC Bunkers LLC (Houston)
J.A.M Marine Services, LLC. (Houston)
Kapalua Fuel & Marine Services Inc. (Corpus Christi)
Matrix Marine Fuels LLC. (Houston)
Newberry S.A. (Houston)
Peninsula Petroleum (Brokers) Ltd (London)
Peninsula Petroleum Inc. (Houston)
Plaza Marine Inc. (New Jersey)
Sun Coast Resources Inc. (Houston)
V-Marine Fuels US LLC. (Houston)

Marine lubricant suppliers in Houston:

J.A.M Marine Services, LLC. (Houston)
Newberry S.A. (Houston)
Sun Coast Resources Inc. (Houston)
Total Specialities USA, Inc. (Linden)

Commentary Date
All US Coast Guard (USCG)-regulated facilities within the COTP zone shall conduct a self-assessment as outlined in the Sector Houston-Galveston Heavy Weather Contingency Plan - Annex E and submit it to houstonfac@uscg.mil or MSUTexasCityFacilities@USCG.mil as appropriate. The 'Comments' section under each question provides space to document any issues or non-conformities and provide a summary of your plans to ensure safe and secure cargo transfers in the interim.

Once assessments are received Coast Guard personnel will assume your facility is ready for operations.

Any vessel moored to a facility that has submitted their assessment to the Coast Guard and is capable of facilitating safe cargo operations may do so in accordance with their Operations Manual.

The Coast Guard will work diligently to complete checks of all regulated facilities. These checks focus on the ability to safely conduct cargo operations, maintain adequate security, and the ability to enact the facility's response plan. Facilities that are currently ready for normal operations will not have their operations unduly delayed solely due to these checks; however, all regulated facilities will be subject to a check as a part of the port restoration process.

As a reminder, the recent increase in current and water levels may have altered the bottom conditions at your berths, you are reminded that it is the facility's responsibility to provide safe berth to all visiting vessels. It is highly encourage that facility operators conduct a dock survey to ensure vessels docking have sufficient water depth.

As the waterway opens, Vessel Traffic Services will coordinate movements within the Vessel Traffic Service area. (Source: GAC)

2017-09-05 04:10:25 GMT
Port Houston Barbours Cut and Bayport terminals have been cleared to resume operations. Gates will reopen on 1 Sep, 07:00 - 17:00, in-gate closing at 16:00. Vessels will be worked as they are cleared for transit.

Port Houston Turning Basin Facilities: Upper level road will be open tomorrow; Lower level road remains closed as conditions remain under evaluation.

Jacinto Port: Open for business.

Labor Day, Sept. 4: Vessels will be worked at Port Houston Container Terminals. Gate Operations - to be announced.
2017-08-31 21:31:32 GMT
Local sources advising that the port has reopened on a restricted (daylight and draft) basis. At the time of writing, no bunker barges are currently moving. 2017-08-31 17:06:08 GMT
All port facilities will remain closed on 31 Aug due to the weather impact across Houston. The port says it will continue to work alongside local agencies and the U.S. Coast Guard to determine when operations can safely resume. 2017-08-30 21:40:46 GMT
All facilities will remain closed on 30 Aug due to the weather impact across Houston. The port authority says it will be monitoring weather conditions to determine when operations can safely resume.

Port authority: "At this point no indications from the U.S. Coast Guard on when the Houston Ship Channel will reopen for vessel transits."
2017-08-30 07:16:37 GMT

Port News

18 May 2017 06:35 GMT  New bunker supplier to launch physical operation in Houston and Galveston
GCC Bunkers focused on supplying ECA fuels and providing compliance solutions for 2020 regulations. In Full

22 Jul 2016 14:19 GMT  Total to cease bunkering activities in US Gulf
Decision is thought to have been brought on by strong competition and extremely low margins in the region. In Full

22 Jun 2016 18:07 GMT  Union blames Houston collision on fuel switch
Pilots association contends that the Conti Peridot unexpectedly lost power due to the fuel change. In Full

08 Jan 2016 17:53 GMT  380 cSt fell the most in Suez, Panama and Houston in 2015
380 cSt prices in the ARA region were also over 50 percent lower in 2015. In Full

11 Sep 2015 13:44 GMT  Vitol starts supplying in Houston and Mississippi River
Product to be sold under the V-Marine Fuels brand name. In Full

27 Jan 2015 11:25 GMT  BP Marine to cease bunkering in US, Panama
Oil major confirms that it plans to withdraw from Houston, New York, Offshore Gulf of Mexico and Panama. In Full

30 Dec 2014 07:32 GMT  Fog halts Houston Channel ship traffic
Vessels were stopped from transiting the Houston Ship Channel yesterday due to adverse weather conditions. In Full

08 Aug 2014 13:31 GMT  BOSTCO expansion update
Ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) storage tanks are expected to be in commercial operation before the end of the third quarter. In Full

30 Apr 2014 12:42 GMT  GAC Bunker Fuels expands Houston team
Maurice Lara joins Houston-based GAC Bunker Fuels (USA) LLC. In Full

24 Mar 2014 10:52 GMT  Houston Channel bunker spill update
Houston Ship Channel remains closed following 4000-barrel bunker spill. In Full

20 Jan 2014 14:06 GMT  OW Bunker signs deal to supply fuel at BOSTCO terminal
Bunker firm in exclusive agreement with UNIPEC America to supply marine fuel ex-pipe at the new BOSTCO facility in Houston. In Full

09 Oct 2013 13:42 GMT  Commercial startup of BOSTCO terminal announced
Approximately 20 of the 51 storage tanks are being placed into service this month. In Full

27 Sep 2013 12:54 GMT  First BOSTCO fuel oil delivery
First residual fuel oil delivery to be made next week at the new Houston Ship Channel facility. In Full

17 Jul 2013 07:37 GMT  Vopak, Magellan to assess US Gulf terminal project
Companies to carry out a feasibility study for a new storage terminal in Deer Park, Texas. In Full

17 May 2013 09:17 GMT  Project to relieve barge congestion in Houston
Plan to expand storage and provide additional capacity to handle up to 50 barges per month. In Full

28 Feb 2013 15:23 GMT  V-Marine Fuels enters US physical market
Bunker firm announces that it is commencing physical operations in Houston, Texas City and Galveston. In Full

24 Dec 2012 06:48 GMT  TransMontaigne acquires ownership interest in BOSTCO
In Full

06 Jun 2012 15:33 GMT  Dan-Bunkering promotes trader to sales manager
Copenhagen-based trader to form part of new team in Houston. In Full

27 Mar 2012 13:21 GMT  Shell's fuel oil head resigns
Team leader at Shell's fuel oil desk is said to be joining rival firm Vitol. In Full

27 Feb 2012 07:51 GMT  Bunker spill in US Gulf
Approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel is spilled as vessel runs aground. In Full

09 Jan 2012 08:48 GMT  Kinder Morgan buys stake in black oil terminal
Fifty percent stake in Houston storage firm is sold to a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. In Full

14 Nov 2011 14:34 GMT  Oiltanking posts rise in net income
Terminal operator records a US$27.5 million increase in net income during the third quarter of 2011. In Full

11 Nov 2011 16:46 GMT  Oiltanking announces Houston expansion
Terminal operator to add one million barrels of oil storage capacity in Houston. In Full

08 Nov 2011 15:17 GMT  Houston moves forward with black oil terminal
Port approves 25-year lease agreement and gives construction permit the green light. In Full

04 Nov 2011 15:21 GMT  Alinda acquires Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company
ArcLight affiliate sells 100 percent stake in US Gulf black oil facility. In Full

05 Sep 2011 14:08 GMT  Firm seeks loan to buy fuel oil terminal - sources
Storage firm is said to be seeking finance to purchase US Gulf black oil facility. In Full

23 Aug 2011 07:02 GMT  Lintec expands fuel testing network
Testing agency announces regional facilities in Singapore and Houston. In Full

19 Aug 2011 15:58 GMT  Odfjell enters into tank terminal partnership
Private equity firm to acquire a minority stake in Odfjell's storage terminals in Rotterdam and Houston. In Full

12 Aug 2011 09:03 GMT  Eco-awards for Hamburg Süd
Shipping firm wins awards in the US for its environmentally conscious conduct. In Full

05 Aug 2011 17:47 GMT  Houston wins award for fuel-switching
US port is honoured for its fuel-switching project to reduce emissions in the US Gulf. In Full

23 Jun 2011 17:34 GMT  Houston forecasts 150% container growth by 2030
Containerized cargo volumes set to skyrocket as a result of the expansion of the Panama Canal. In Full

18 May 2011 18:53 GMT  Odfjell in terminal ownership deal
Equity firm to acquire stake in Rotterdam and Houston storage terminals. In Full

17 May 2011 09:41 GMT  Houston emissions four times higher than California
Study says clean fuel regulations have been effective in reducing sulphur pollution in California. In Full

03 Feb 2011 13:06 GMT  Harley Marine acquires MGI
Twelve barges are added to Harley Marine's fleet in the US Gulf. In Full

27 Jan 2011 16:41 GMT  Houston ship arrivals up 5.6% in 2010
Positive news for bunker players as vessel arrivals and barge traffic figures rise in 2010. In Full

11 Jan 2011 10:57 GMT  Houston terminal construction to start in Q3 2011
New fuel oil terminal is expected to be operational by 2013. In Full

02 Sep 2010 08:22 GMT  US port receives green award
In Full

02 Sep 2010 06:42 GMT  Houston: Breakbulk arrivals up 27 percent
Breakbulk rise helps increase year-to-date arrivals by almost 3 percent at leading US Gulf bunker port. In Full

27 Jul 2010 13:47 GMT  ArcLight plans for growth at Houston Fuel Oil Terminal
ArcLight says it is committed to future growth after securing $305 million financing. In Full

21 Jul 2010 10:51 GMT  Logistics veteran to head GAC energy arm
GAC appoints new president to head up new energy specialist arm in Houston. In Full

20 Jul 2010 07:34 GMT  Fuel-switching program to start in August
US Gulf project will see ships switching to lower-sulphur fuel until April 2012. In Full

14 Jul 2010 15:33 GMT  Magellan acquires oil storage and pipelines
US firm in deal to acquire oil pipelines and storage for $289 million. In Full

07 May 2010 11:32 GMT  GAC sets up energy specialist arm in Houston
Business launch delivers boost to GAC's bunker supply and ship agency services in the Americas. In Full

28 Apr 2010 08:31 GMT  Maersk Line to get $1.5m clean fuel reimbursement
Port authority agrees to reimburse Maersk Line for the differential cost of using low sulphur fuel. In Full

27 Apr 2010 07:47 GMT  Port considers low-emission grant program
US port will today consider awarding nearly $1.5 million in low-emission grant program funds. In Full

12 Apr 2010 10:01 GMT  Bunker trader joins Bominflot Houston
Ex-Chevron trader will be responsible for bunker trading in the Houston market. In Full

11 Nov 2009 11:08 GMT  Fuel switch demonstration in Gulf of Mexico
Project launched to demonstrate the 'effectiveness' of using lower-sulphur fuels in ocean-going vessels. In Full

19 Oct 2009 07:22 GMT  Houston fuel oil terminal acquisition is completed
Energy investment firm completes acquisition of remaining 50% membership interest in Houston terminal. In Full

29 Sep 2009 14:46 GMT  Houston Ship Channel reopens after bunker spill
Three miles of the Houston Ship Channel are reopened after 10,500-gallon spill. In Full

15 Sep 2009 07:11 GMT  Bunker measuring system passes field testing
US supplier tests new bunkering system to measure and report marine fuel transfers. In Full

27 Aug 2009 07:41 GMT  Houston approves project to help ships switch to cleaner fuels
Port Authority authorizes program to assist ocean-going vessels in switching to low sulphur fuels. In Full

08 Jul 2009 07:14 GMT  US supplier rolls out fuel management system
New system is said to automatically measure bunker fuel as it is pumped from a barge onto a vessel. In Full

15 Jun 2009 15:01 GMT  TransMontaigne sells bunker barges
TEPPCO acquires bunker delivery barges and other marine assets in deal worth $50 million. In Full

15 May 2009 09:46 GMT  Houston firm in long-term fuel supply deal
Supplier to provide fueling and lubricant services under terms of new agreement. In Full

01 May 2009 09:46 GMT  Houston Commission approves emission reduction grant request
Funding request for diesel emission reduction measures is approved. In Full

28 Apr 2009 08:08 GMT  Port Commission considers emission reduction grant
Meeting to be held today to evaluate grant request to help reduce air emissions at U.S. port. In Full

16 Apr 2009 08:34 GMT  Bominflot to build four new tank barges
Supplier announces plans to expand its delivery capabilities in US Gulf. In Full

03 Mar 2009 08:02 GMT  U.S. bunker firm lauded for preventing Ike disaster
Proclamation to be presented by mayor later today. In Full

28 Nov 2008 16:46 GMT  Bunker course announced for 2009
Event will focus on how properties of marine fuels affect fuel handling, combustion, and cost. In Full

07 Oct 2008 08:07 GMT  Report documents U.S. ship emissions
Group calls for IMO committee to cut pollution from 'floating smokestacks'. In Full

15 Sep 2008 09:15 GMT  'Limited' damage to Gulf Coast facilities
Refineries and terminals prepare to restart oprations after Hurricane Ike. In Full

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